The City is the epicentre of the world’s financial markets, an elite cultural hub, and a place to hide one’s wealth. Rowland Atkinson tells the story of eager developers, sovereign wealth, and grasping politicians, all of which paved the way for the plutocratic colonisation of the cityscape.
Tariq Ali recounts a counter-history of the '60s rocked by the Prague Spring, student protests on the streets of Europe and America, the effects of the Vietnam war, and the aftermath of the revolutionary insurgencies led by Che Guevara. He takes us from Paris and Prague to Hanoi and Bolivia.
Except for Palestine argues that progressives and liberals who oppose regressive policies on immigration, racial justice, gender equality, LGBTQ rights, and other issues must extend these core principles to the oppression of Palestinians.