Mrs. Angus recently went to Pepperdine to talk about her book, "The Long Process of Development".
They just dropped a video of the talk on youtube.
Here are some of the titles I suggested for the book:
"The long and winding road"
"Time time time is on our side"
"Its just a matter of time"
Here is my one sentence synopsis of the book's main message:
"It takes a tough man to make a tender chicken".
What she shows in the book is that, while it's true that England adopted vastly superior economic policies in its North Atlantic colonies than did Spain, it was the relative strength and sophistication of the English state compared to the Spanish that allowed England to do what it did. The argument refutes the common view that Spain was strong and centralized, and the strength of the state led directly to its crappy colonial policies.
Just like I said, right?
Here's the Amazon page for the book. If the price tag is a deal breaker for you, remember that the paperback will be out May 1 at a considerable savings.
People, how can the Kindle edition be $60???? Have you ever heard of such a thing? My own dear wife is a price-gouger!