Someone on SSC Discord summarized James Scott’s Against The Grain as “basically 300 pages of calling wheat a fascist”. I have only two qualms with this description. First, the boo…
Michael KazarnowiczIf you've read "Homo Sapiens" by @harari_yuval, you may be interested in this summary of "Against The Grain". It complements the theories about how wheat domesticated us by looking at taxation and state-building. Very interesting!