Book review: Howard Zinn: A Radical American Vision

In 1980, the year Ronald Reagan was elected, he published A People's History of the United States, which has been read over the last 25 years by more people than the combined collected works of the academic establishment writers who have either ignored or attacked him over the years.


Book Review: Canada in Afghanistan: The War so Far

Canadian Peter Pigott is alarmed at reports showing waning support for “the troops” in Afghanistan. So Canada in Afghanistan: the war so far was penned to help public opinion to rebound — in a properly hawkish direction — after the author helps Canadians learn some history.


Book Review: The People's State: East German Society from Hitler to Honecker

It has been almost twenty years since the fall of the Berlin Wall and the dismantling of the German Democratic Republic. Since then a lot has been written about the former socialist state.


Book Review: The Hugo Chavez Story From Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution

I am not a reader of biographies and I am not a fan of learning history by studying the lives of “great men.” Having said that, I believe that ¡Hugo!: The Hugo Chavez Story From Mud Hut to Perpetual Revolution by Bart Jones is one of the most important books of 2007.


Book Review: Making Globalization Work

While I believe that Stiglitz has his heart in the right place, his head is still well within the confines of the World Bank that he departed from physically several years ago. His recommendations in 'Making Globalization Work' are narrow and shallow and will not address the problems with our current form of 'globalization.'

The Dawkins Delusion and Anthony Kenny (with a Marxist coda)

The McGraths take exception to Dawkins's recent book 'The God Delusion.' Kenny points out, as have others, that Dawkins's book 'has a strident and aggressive tone.' Dawkins also thinks 'that religion is the root of all evil.'