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The Age of Turbulence: Adventures in a New World by Alan Greenspan
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
I found this a very disappointing book. It does contain a lot of interesting comments on the workings of economics, but in the end Greenspan's ideology simply leaves out anything that is inconvenient, and for me the overall effect was to undermine the credibility of the entire book.

For example, the chapter on Latin America actually made me laugh out loud when he attributed populism to European colonialism, having dismissed US involvement in a couple of paragraphs. Really, Alan? Hundreds of thousands of deaths at the hands of right-wing dictators supported by the US over all those years has NO effect on populism?

Cuba is mentioned once, I think, disparagingly - the… Read more
Masters of the Universe?: NATO's Balkan Crusade by Tariq Ali
9 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A must read..., 23 Aug 2001
If you've ever wondered why there seems to be no consistency in US military intervention, then this book will suddenly make it all very clear. An excellent book..I know I'll smile from now on every time I hear the word 'humanitarian' uttered from the lips of any Western leader.