Ben Wilson on the Invention of the City
In Conversation with Andrew Keen on Keen On
Hosted by Andrew Keen, Keen On features conversations with some of the world’s leading thinkers and writers about the economic, political, and technological issues being discussed in the news, right now.
In this episode Andrew is joined by Ben Wilson, the author of Metropolis: A History of the City, Humankind’s Greatest Invention, to demonstrate that the story of human civilization is the story of cities, as well as to retrace how urban living sparked humankind’s greatest innovations.
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Ben Wilson is an award-winning author and has also consulted for various TV history programs and appeared on TV and on national radio in the U.S., UK, and Ireland. He has written for The Spectator, The Literary Review, The Independent on Sunday, The Scotsman, Men’s Health, The Guardian Online, and GQ.