Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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bad_money

When the Betting Goes Bad

A review of Bad Money: Reckless Finance, Failed Politics, and the Crisis of American Capitalism by Kevin Phillips (Viking, 2008)
shock_doctrine

Capitalism as Catastrophe

A review of Naomi Klein's The Shock Doctrine: The Rise of Disaster Capitalism.
sitglitz_dissent

Globalization’s Mad Scientist

Joseph Stiglitz's lack of political savvy has produced both a withering critique of IMF-led corporate globalization and a failed vision for how to move beyond it.
johnson_nemesis

America’s Own Worst Enemy

A Review of "Nemesis: The Last Days of the American Republic" by Chalmers Johnson.
kurlansky2

A History of Nonviolence

The author of "Cod" suggests that the world's most dangerous idea could have derailed the American Revolution, the Civil War and possibly even World War II.
stevesimon

Introduction to “The Republicans”

A book of photographs by Steve Simon.
grandin

The Latin American Roots of Empire

A review of Empire's Workshop by Greg Grandin.
bait&switch

Hook, Line, and Suckers

Barbara Ehrenreich moves up the class ladder.
solnit_lost

When Lost Is Found

A review of Rebecca Solnit's Field Guide to Getting Lost.
perkins

Failures of an Economic Hit Man

A review of the best-selling Confessions of an Economic Hit Man.