33 of 46 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars
Atac this book, 24 Feb. 2004
One can usually rely on a Swede to aim left on any issue, but Johan Norberg's argumentation of globalism's issues all hit dead center mass. He writes simply, clearly, and gets right to the point. He doesn't muck about with whining, moralizing and self-righteous nitpicking, or engage in any of the other intolerable nonsense characterizing global capitalism's critique. He just gives you the facts, man. Just the facts.
After providing exhaustive factual data (embarassingly enough to the likes of Atac) gleaned largely from globalism's harshest critics, Johan Norberg dishes out a non-stop stream of punishingly convincing arguments. Every prickly issue is shorn of its thorns and rendered manipulable to even the clumsiest mind, and every intractable twist of illogic is unwound simply and methodically in front of an admiring audience, one that I presume will be interested in witnessing feats of logical truth rather than intellectual prestidigitation.
After reading this book carefully and honestly, anyone who dares remain opposed to global capitalism must also dare to declare his firm support for poverty, child mortality, totalitarianism, unemployment, war, genocide, environmental catastrophies, low wages, poor working conditions, and gender inequality. But after spending several hours devouring Johan Norberg's sublime work, I trust that any anti-capitalist who reads this book will at least gain the courage to award their shattered convictions the silence they deserve.