Key Insights From:
Land: How the Hunger for Ownership Shaped the Modern World
- The story of how Earth’s landmasses came to take the shapes we are now familiar with is beyond ancient.
- Title deeds are a relatively recent convention, and they have been used as means of dispossessing indigenous populations.
- Ancient farmers were the first to demarcate boundaries between their plots.
- The Dutch culture has been profoundly shaped through its relationship to the “underwater” kingdom.
- Geographic distance from a homeland often dampens violence between rival factions.
- New Zealand shows us the power of acknowledging past wrongs and attempting to make things right.