on 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.
on 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.