Power and Greed

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This book is an interesting look at history, focusing on the most powerful rulers of the planet and how these historical figures behaved or misbehaved.

For civilized societies their motives and actions were quite savage and selfish. Has anything really changed in the 21st century?

I liked this book for showing me that social atrocities are not exclusive to one race, culture or ideology. When humans are in charge, human failings are amplified by their power and propigated through their cultures.