• Books – The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution

    Books – The Origins of Political Order: From Prehuman Times to the French Revolution0

    Political order begins in ancient China, says political scientist and author Francis Fukuyama. By the time of the Chin dynasty in 221 B.C., some how 10,000 individual chiefdoms had merged into one state. What had happened? In short: the state evolved to allow for a more effective making of war. A strategy which proved to

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  • Books – Endgame: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything

    Books – Endgame: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything0

    Greece isn’t the only country struggling with a huge debt. According to Endgame: The End of the Debt SuperCycle and How It Changes Everything, we’re all in trouble. The book gives a detailed, easy to read overview of the world economy and its interacting financial systems. What does the Debt SuperCycle entail? “Over a period

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  • Books – Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention

    Books – Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention0

    In Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention, Manning Marable examines Malcolm X’s life from several angles, which is necessary given the fact that he played many different, often contradictory, parts during his life. He started out as a smalltime criminal,who became a self-made intellectual,who became a white-hating black nationalist, who became a follower of The

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