The French physicist Serge Galam happened to be visiting and chose the friend’s office to kill time. Galam was first to apply these renormalization techniques to social matters and political science; his name was familiar as he is the author of the main book on the subject, which had then been sitting for months in an unopened Amazon box in my basement.
The Most Intolerant Wins: The Dictatorship of the Small Minority
Nassim Nicholas Taleb
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Galam’s damn book, “Sociophysics”, is a couple hundred bucks on Amazon! Going to the library and hoping for a hardcopy…

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