Journals Higher Education
Important OUP's Response to COVID-19 Learn more



Published: 20 December 2018

216 Pages


ISBN: 9780199330720

Also Available As:


Also Available In:

Bookseller Code (AJ)

Why Culture Matters Most

David C. Rose

  • Advances a new theory that explores how culture can work either to lock a society into unending poverty and tyranny or can work to produce a thriving free market democracy
  • Introduces the concept of the "cultural commons" and explains why adequately attending to the cultural commons is so important and so hard
  • Shows how important culture is for keeping our petty, tribal, small group genes from impeding the kind of large group cooperation needed for mass flourishing
  • Has important implications for the family, religion, government, the rise and fall of flourishing societies, and even issues like multiculturalism and freedom of the press

Also of Interest