Plagues and Peoples – William H. McNeill

April 26, 2020
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

The Hot Zone – Richard Preston

March 31, 2020
A terrifying true story about the origins and spread of different filo-viruses and people tasked with preventing it. Preston tells the story of a contained outbreak of Ebola in Reston, Virginia in 1989 and 1990.

The Green New Deal – Jeremy Rifkin

January 7, 2020
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.

Food or War – Julian Cribb

November 29, 2019
Food or War, Julian Cribb, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 336, ISBN 978-1-108-71290-3 Paul R. Ehrlich claims to have understood overpopulation intellectually for a long time before the publications of his The Population Bomb in 1968. In the first chapter of the bestseller, Ehrlich recounts how he came to understand
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