Book review

Book reviews (non-fiction)

Opposite views of the resource crisis
(The Wizard and the Prophet)

The prophets say we have to turn back, the wizards conjure new paths. In an effective mix of polemics and cultural history, this book shows that the environment is a product of the ideas we have about it.

Kids of Neoliberalism
(Millennials and the moments that made Us)

How «Generation Y» got fooled by the neoliberal promise.

The diaspora as a vantage point to modern China
(Diaspora’s Homeland)

From the mid 19th century to the mid 20th century more than 20 million people migrated out of China. Shelly Chan analyses the emergence of China as a nation state from the vantage point of the Chinese diaspora around the world.

Save Europe from itself
(A Philosophy for Europe)

Europe suffers from an unclear crisis: The forces that should unite us are absent, while the contradictions that should generate change are too vague. A philosophical diagnostic of Europe’s sickness is required in order to prepare a sound political struggle.

A mourning sister speaks truth to power
(Carceral Capitalism)

Through reflections, prose-poems, and conversations with living and dead revolutionaries, Jackie Wang dissects the American prison system.

Understanding Hizbollah
(Faith and Resistance)

Faith and Resistance argues that religion and rational thought are compatible.

Another day in the death of America

Another Day in the Death of America draws a grim picture of today's America and is by far one of the most influential books on arms and shootings in the US.

Alt-right and the politics of transgression
(Kill All Normies)

Angela Nagle bemoans the alt-right and explains what has made it a success story.

State of repression

Recently opened archival material from Saddam Hussein’s Iraq paints a different picture of the brutal dictatorship.

Left-wing America is on the wrong track
(The Once and Future Liberal)

«American identity politicians have no strategy, and do not want one. All they want is to express themselves and progressively radicalise.»
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