Arundhati Roy & the selling of India’s Soul

ISBN-13: 978-1-78478-031-9. “Capitalism – A Ghost Story” by Arundhati Roy was published by Verso in 2014. Anyone watching Roy in her talks given in 2002 will be instantly struck at how important it is to not judge this book by … Continue reading

The Lion’s Share: a New Deal for Government

ISBN 978-1-907720-28-4. “The Courageous State: Rethinking Economics, Society and the Role of Government” by Richard Murphy was published by Searching Finance in 2011. We are familiar with Richard’s work via his Twitter feed @RichardJMurphy and his work at Tax Research … 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

Illusions in Paris

“A tone of genuine puzzlement always seems to accompany terrorist attacks in the centers of Western power.” wrote Teju Cole in his January 9th column for The New Yorker. “Unmournable Bodies” lamented how Western culture celebrated the nobility of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo … 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

“Educating for Hope in Troubled Times” by David Hickman

ISBN 978-1-85856-553-8. “Educating for Hope in Troubled Times – Climate change and the transition to a post-carbon future” was written by David Hicks and published by the Institute for Education Press in 2014. This represents the first time we have … Continue reading