Why Nations Fail makes a strong polemical case for a controversial theory. Acemoglu and Robinson are partisans in this debate, and their perspective colors all aspects of their book. Readers who wish to consider the cases made for other causes of development will need to consult other sources. Jared Diamond, the historian against whom the authors most conspicuously argue, criticized Why Nations Fail in theNew York Review of Books, where he predictably argued that geography has a greater effect on development than Acemoglu and Robinson believe it does.  Roberto Patricio Korzeniewicz, a comparative and historical sociologist writing in Jacobin, argued that the authors ignore the extent to which global capitalism creates and depends upon inequality.