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This book is very insightful. As previous reviewers have mentioned, there are numerous examinations of the application of property rights and lack thereof throughout history. Read morePublished 21 months ago by Asteriskx
Only one criticism..Page 236 (Hardcover) say's about the Koran that "It also stresses the ultimate equality of all in the sight of God". Read morePublished on March 11, 2013 by Terry Baldwin (Australia)
Excellent book. I must add that the Publisher's Weekly review is mistaken about the book's discussion of China. Read morePublished on November 22, 2011 by Amazon Customer
The Noblest Triumph is one of the most illuminating and important books I have ever read. That may sound like an overstatement, but I don't think so. Read morePublished on August 13, 2006 by Constant Reader
Nothing demonstrates the ignorance of the last generation of legal theorists about property than the Supreme Court decision of Kelo v. New London. Read morePublished on January 15, 2006 by John Gridley
Why, over the past few hundred years has the west done so much better than the rest? Why have some countries become modern while others lag behind, with only a few wealthy... Read morePublished on October 2, 2004 by Jeffrey Morseburg
This is a phenomenal book that deserves to be read by all who aspire to understand the framework upon which affluence is built. Bethell's insights are incisive and spot on. Read morePublished on November 14, 2002 by JanSobieski
Tom Bethell has written, in remarkably plain English, an explanation of how property really works in the functioning of economically effective societies. Read morePublished on July 20, 2001 by M. A. Plus
This title deserves a place near the top of the list of books about markets, prosperity, property rights, and even history. Read morePublished on July 14, 2001 by N.. Martin