The Ascent of Niall Ferguson  

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World by Niall Ferguson Penguin Press, 2008 432 pp $29.95 NESTLED IN the acknowledgments at the end of Niall Ferguson’s new “financial history of the world” lies a sentence that is …





Capitalism as Catastrophe  

The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism by Naomi Klein Metropolitan Books, 2007, 576 pp $28 A strange contradiction afflicts nonhierarchical social movements. Those activists who are most hesitant to create formal mechanisms for naming leaders give the media …