Cook delights in her role as fortune-teller, imparting visions of the world we will inherit, like hazy, pearl-tinged vignettes massaged from a crystal ball that are both unexpected, nightmarish prophecies and the logical fulfillment of our current world.
We might think of the Palestinian people as a whole, but rarely do we think about individuals, the stories of the people who live there. Palestine Speaks: Narratives of Life Under Occupation addresses this discrepancy, providing a deeper understanding of who the Palestinian people are, and their experience of living in occupied territories.
While many economists have published books aiming to explain the financial collapse and Great Recession of 2008, Madrick has instead written about the fundamental misconceptions that lie at the heart of mainstream economics. And while the book isn’t nearly as lacerating as his Anti-Economist columns in Harper’s, it should be enough to make any laissez-faire believer have doubts.