Plagues and Peoples – William H. McNeill

Plagues and Peoples, William H. McNeill, Anchor Books Doubleday, 1977, pp. 365, ISBN 0-385-12122-9  Professor William McNeill’s career spanned the latter half of the 20th century and was devoted to macrohistorical explanations of change. He is most widely known for his work The Rise of the West in which he

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Infections and Inequalities – Paul Farmer

Infection and Inequalities: the Modern Plague, Paul Farmer, University of California Press, 2001, pp. 375, ISBN: 9780520229136 In 2018, a total of 1.5 million people died of tuberculosis in the world, with a further 10 million who fell ill with the infection. Accounting for two-thirds of the total number of

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In the Red Corner – Mike Gonzalez

The biography of one of Latin America's leading Marxist thinkers whose works are largely unknown to the English-speaking world. Mariategui's Marxism offers insightful analysis of the effects of colonialism on Latin America and the role of indigenous people and united fronts in overcoming capitalism.

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Monopoly Capital – Baran and Sweezy

The main unit under monopolistic capitalism is the giant corporation. The book describes how contradictions arise in this system and how they are resolved and the effect they have on the society at large.

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Tear Gas – Anna Feigenbaum

Dr. Feigenbaum traces the incorporation of tear gas into the modern day strategy of crowd control, its historical transformation from a barbaric chemical weapon to a weapon of choice and the role of corporations in this process.

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The Green New Deal – Jeremy Rifkin

Rifkin outlines a pro-market and growth oriented plan for the transition to a green economy in the US. For Rifkin, the harbingers of hope are to be found in the business community.

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The Case for the Green New Deal – Ann Pettifor

Ann Pettifor argues that we have the resources to do what we have to do to transition our economies. With more monetary and policy autonomy, countries implement solutions to avoid a climate disaster.

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Permanent Record – Edward Snowden

In this autobiography, Snowden sheds light on his life. decisions and events that led him to disclose classified information on mass surveillance programs run by the US government.

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