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5.0 out of 5 stars Harvey and the Crisis
This is one of the most accessible, lucid and informative books I have ever read. By far the most convincing analysis of the current economc crisis I have come across, but more than that, Harvey's ability to move across different 'moments' of the body politic and to weave an analysis of social evolution is unmatched. A very open and non dogmatic approach to Marxist...
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read
This is a relatively accessible account of the crisis. Harvey brings to the contemporary crisis his unique methodological approach: "historical geographical" materialism. While his insistence on the importance of the spatial aspects of capital accumulation is to be recommended, some of his historical assumptions are questionable. David McNally's Global Slump is a good...
Published on Dec 15 2011 by Critical Theory


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5.0 out of 5 stars Harvey and the Crisis, April 10 2011
This is one of the most accessible, lucid and informative books I have ever read. By far the most convincing analysis of the current economc crisis I have come across, but more than that, Harvey's ability to move across different 'moments' of the body politic and to weave an analysis of social evolution is unmatched. A very open and non dogmatic approach to Marxist historical materialism, which also adds a critical geographical analysis/component to that framework. Should appeal to people from a range of disciplines and to the expert and non expert alike.
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5.0 out of 5 stars An Undiscovered Gem: Everyone Should Read this Book, April 16 2014
Harvey has a real gift for explaining dense economics in accessible language.

Using clear, concise, and riveting language, he explains and explores the most important (and dangerous) challenges of our time, namely the mechanisms of late capitalism.

I wish everyone interested in how the world and its power systems work, and anyone wondering how and why the great recession occurred, should read this book.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Worth a read, Dec 15 2011
This is a relatively accessible account of the crisis. Harvey brings to the contemporary crisis his unique methodological approach: "historical geographical" materialism. While his insistence on the importance of the spatial aspects of capital accumulation is to be recommended, some of his historical assumptions are questionable. David McNally's Global Slump is a good contrast.
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3.0 out of 5 stars The Enigma of the Enigma of Capital, March 27 2011
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I found there was an awful lot of information in the book. Dr Harvey really explored a lot of things that have gone on in the world and it fit in with the study I am doing on Western Civilization. I found particularily interesting his frequent referral to Karl Marx and the book Capital which was required for another course. Harvey explained Marx better than Marx, and I have to agree. When it came to his solutions for the world I found it more than a bit unrealistic; although I appreciate what has been done in China and east Asia I know that they had to vere off pure communisism in order to reach the success they are now achieving. Although he is a geographer, he does not discuss the potential in his own country or in Canada and feel his emphasis on the negative is overdone.
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