Exposé of the all-powerful organisations that control our lives by former Chief Economist of the World Bank. Now he speaks out against it: how the IMF and WTO preach fair trade yet impose crippling economic policies on developing nations; how free market ‘shock therapy’ made millions in East Asia and Russia worse off than they were before; and how the West has driven the global agenda to further its own financial interests.
The 9/11 Wars is an essential book for understanding the dangerous and unstable twenty-first century. Jason Burke provides a first-hand witness of many key moments, whether reporting on the riots in France or the attack on Mumbai, suicide bombers in Iraq or British troops fighting in Helmand.
The top 1 percent have the best houses, the best educations, the best doctors, and the best lifestyles, but there is one thing that money doesn't seem to have bought: an understanding that their fate is bound up with how the other 99 percent live.
In August, 2005, as Hurricane Katrina blew in, the city of New Orleans had been abandoned by most citizens. But resident Zeitoun refused to leave. True story of one man's courage when confronted with an awesome force of nature followed by more troubling human oppression.