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The New Inquiry
20 mins | May 13, 2020

The poverty of entrepreneurship: the Silicon Valley theory of history

Exploring how Silicon Valley's elite coopt history for their own autocratic ends. "If Toussaint L'Ouverture, the leader of the Haitian Revolution, "could overcome being a slave for 40 years, and completely change a slave culture and defeat the French, the British, and the Spanish, and free the slaves of Haiti 65 years before they were free in the United States," writes Ben Horowitz in Culture and Revolution, "then you could change your company and make it great." John Patrick Leary, for The New Inquiry, examines.

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