Jared Diamond: The Chance We Will Fail is 49%

Bisera Fabrio wrote a very complete interview with Jared Diamond, published in Globus Croatia both online and on print, illustrated with my portraits of Diamond, including the one on the spread above. The story, titled World on Edge: The chance that we will fail is 49%, doesn’t paint a very rosy picture. Jared explains that he would like to see politicians and rich people suffer more in this financial crisis so that they would be motivated to really solve our problems.

Diamond, Pullitzer Prize winning author of “Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies“, “Collapse: How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed“, “Why Sex is Fun: The Evolution of Human Sexuality,” and other books, posed for my camera at his office in UCLA , in front of an aerial view of Los Angeles in the sixties. The photo was used in El Mundo to accompany an interview by Carlos Fresneda. Before the photo shoot, Carlos and I were invited to sit in the classroom during his lecture on the evolution of diabetes, which I found fascinating. I recommend any of Diamond’s books, or the three-part documentary that he did with National Geographic titled like his best-seller, “Guns, Germs, and Steel.”

My words and photos have been published in about 50 different countries in countless languages, but never in Croatia, until now. Thank you Bisera for a great story.