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Oil Be Damned: Part TwoWhite Skin, Black Fuel: on thedangers of fossil fascism By Andreas Malm and the Zetkin CollectivePublished by Verso, 2021 Review by Tim Barton This is an odd book in many ways, but very interesting. It tracks…
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Oil Be Damned: Part OneCrude Britannia: How Oil Shaped a Nation By James Marriott & Terry MacalisterPublished by Pluto, 2021 Review by Tim Barton The borough I went to school in, Castle Point in Essex, voted a shade over 72%…
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Inequality and the Labyrinths of Democracy By Göran TherbornPublished by Verso, 2020Review by Tim Barton Therborn has written on the problems of democracy over many decades, and this book brings several of his essays together in one volume. The meatiest,…
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Privatized Planet By T J Coles Published by New Internationalist, 2019, rrp £, Bookbuster price £ Review by Tim Barton Over a decade ago, Cameron, then opposition leader, complained of a ‘far too cosy relationship between politics, government, business and…
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Beginners Guides: Anti-Capitalism By Simon TormeyPublished by Oneworld, 2013, price £ at Bookbuster Review By Tim Barton Merry Christmas! To all the parents out there. In theory, we are celebrating the putative birth of a ‘Messiah’ 2020 years ago. For…
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A Little Light:20 ways the coronavirus response could make the world better Edited by Tom Whipple et al. Published by Sphere, September 2020,hardback rrp £ Review By Tim Barton This ‘review’ is less about the book itself than it is…
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Automation and the Future of Work By Aaron BenanavPublished by Verso, 2020, hardback rrp £ Review By Tim Barton Wandering into town last week, a friend and I got chatting and she commented on my T-shirt, which depicted the Worm…
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Privatising Justice: The Security Industry,War and Crime Control By Wendy Fitzgibbon and John LeaPublished by Pluto, April 2020, paperback RRP £ By Tim Barton A cartoon potted history might suggest that the nation state evolved directly from ‘the mafia that won’.…
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The Deficit Myth:Modern Monetary Theory and How to Build a Better Economy By Stephanie KeltonPublished by John Murray  Review by Lee Humphries I’ve been eagerly awaiting Stephanie Kelton’s book The Deficit Myth after watching her talks on YouTube for years.…
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Human Kind: A Hopeful HistoryBy Rutger Bregman  Published by BloomsburyReview by ‘MW’ Human Kind a Hopeful History, by Rutger Bregman, has been my choice during the quarantine. I find myself in the fortunate number of the furloughed, therefore salaried, at…
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