Wednesday, August 16, 2006

A book I wish I had time for

Harvard historian Caroline Elkins reviews The Wonga Coup in Sunday's New York Times Book Review. The heart of the matter:
“The Wonga Coup” is a forceful example of how a group of rapacious Europeans can hatch a fantastic plan to overthrow a foreign government, gain the tacit support of Western officials — not to mention international corporations — and fully expect to succeed in executing their grandiose vision.

The book is by Adam Roberts, and you may be able to see the review here. The author was interviewed a few days ago on NPR's Fresh Air.

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