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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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Resist the Punitive State Grassroots Struggles Across Welfare, Housing, Education and PrisonsEdited by Emily Luise Hart, Joe Greener and Rich MothPublished by Pluto Books, November 2019, paperback £ Review by Tim Barton From Keynesian mixed economy capitalism to the ultra-hard…
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The Conservation Revolution: radical ideas for saving nature beyond the AnthropoceneBy Bram Büscher and Robert Fletcher Verso, RRP £ Bookbuster price £  Review by Tim Barton We face a global crisis of threatened systems failure, of which greenhouse gas emissions…
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The Near Horizon Collapse, TechUtopia, or Small Is Beautiful – Part One: HubrisBy Holly Jean Buck Review by Tim Barton In After Geoengineering: Climate Tragedy, Repair, and Restoration (Verso, £), Holly Jean Buck quotes SF author Kim Stanley Robinson, who…
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A Land By Jacquetta Hawkes A Pelican Book, paperback published 1959; hardback from Cresset Press, 1951 Review by Tim Barton Jacquetta Hawkes Perfidious Albion, the culmination of centuries under the Norman yoke. In 1951, Jacquetta Hawkes, soon to marry J B…
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