I review The WEIRDest People in the World, by Joseph Henrich.
The latest book by Joseph Henrich is the most ambitious analysis of social behavior that I have ever read. It attempts to cover essentially all human history and the entire spectrum of different societies, using the full range of disciplines of social science. To offer a review is difficult, and to attempt a summary is impossible.
I strongly recommend both the review and the book. The book made Tyler Cowen’s list of best non-fiction books of 2020.