Is the Era of Big Ideas Over? | Tom Silva

The Reformation… owed much of its success to print-capitalism. Before the age of print, Rome easily won every war against heresy in Western Europe because it always had better internal lines of communication than its challengers.

But when in 1517 Martin Luther nailed his theses to the chapel-door in Wittenberg, they were printed up in German translation, and ‘within 15 days [had been] seen in every part of the country.’

via Is the Era of Big Ideas Over? | Tom Silva.

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