“This is the subtlety-the sheer genius of it all, and such genius can only be the work of some mastermind more cunning than the smartest of men.”
I just finished reading Henry and Great Society by HL Roush which somebody posted a link to in the comments of some site. While it may view the pre-industrial world through rose tinted glasses, it is pretty interesting for some of what it illustrates. For example, Henry is an uninformed consumer lacking the experience to judge the merits of “the good things in life”, he does not have the wisdom to foresee the outcome of his rapidly changing world. Roush also does a good job of showing how things can snowball.
Genesis 3:13 And the Lord God said unto the woman, What is this that thou hast done? And the woman said, The serpent beguiled me, and I did eat.
The final third or so is essentially a sermon on being in the world vs being of the world and the true difficulty of modern life.
“Lot of old, as he fled Sodom, could not stand the thought of being alone in the mountain with God and pled for the relief of ‘a little city'”.
Overall, I found it good enough to post about it, its a short quick read.