Articles and Essays by Mark Engler

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Contagious Defections

How far will mainstream economics go in breaking with the increasingly discredited Washington Consensus?

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)

Capitalism as Catastrophe

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

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.

America’s Own Worst Enemy

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

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.

Introduction to “The Republicans”

A book of photographs by Steve Simon.

The Latin American Roots of Empire

A review of Empire's Workshop by Greg Grandin.

Hook, Line, and Suckers

Barbara Ehrenreich moves up the class ladder.

When Lost Is Found

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