(2010) Christian Anton Smedshaug
A work that is timely and rich in content. On the down side, too little of its data is appropriately referenced, and it is shakily translated, becoming almost unreadable in the last few chapters. Its impressive arsenal of graphs is let down by sloppy captions and legends.
(2007) Howard Odum
What work! There are three possible societal responses to liberalism’s ‘free market’, Polanyi coolly reasons: (1) self-protection through regulation; (2) environmental collapse and dehumanization of society; or (3) the embrace of fascism.
I read this in translation. To this day I am uncertain what I got out of it. What I have understood of ‘Critical pedagogy’ does not strike me as profound.
The best work on the near-complete corporate high-jacking of the
American democratic process that I know.
A fascinating reflection on American identity in the post-9/11 world.
A simple, immanently readable overview of Globalization Ethics. Down with the Treaty of Westphalia!