The Deadly Export of Democracy

ISBN 978-1-78360-167-7. “America’s Deadliest Export: Democracy – the Truth about US foreign Policy and Everything Else” by William Blum was originally published by Zed Books in 2013 (this edition with new preface from 2014). Why has America’s Democracy Project cost … Continue reading

Climate, Consent & really existing Capitalism

ISBN: 978-1-60846-363-3. “Masters of Mankind – Essays & Lectures, 1969 – 2013” by Noam Chomsky was published by Haymarket Books in 2014. Such a collection by Chomsky needs almost no introduction from me so we’ll kick off with the origins … Continue reading

Changing Everything Changes Nothing

ISBN 978-1846145056. “This Changes Everything – Capitalism vs Climate” by Naomi Klein was published by Allen Lane in 2014. Klein has dazzled us with two of the most significant books every written about world affairs in the last two decades: … Continue reading

Requiem for a time of Plenty: “After Oil” by John Michael Geer et al

“After Oil: SF Visions of a Post-Petroleum World” is a collection of science fiction short stories book-ended by John Michael Greer and published by Founders House Publishing in 2012. This is a bit of a first for us as this … Continue reading

“Armed Madhouse” by Greg Palast

ISBN 978-0-713-99797-2. “Armed Madhouse” by Greg Palast was published by Allen Lane/Penguin in 2006. Palast by now needs little introduction. We reviewed his 2003 “The Best Democracy Money Can Buy” and “Vultures’ Picnic” from 2011. “Armed Madhouse” straddles the two … Continue reading

“Downsize This!” by Michael Moore

ISBN 0 330 41915 3. “Downsize This! Random Threats from an Unarmed American” by Michael Moore was published by Pan Books in 2002 (originally from Crown Publishers in 1996). We reviewed Moore’s “Dude Where’s My Country?” (2003)¬†and “Stupid White Men” … Continue reading