Sunday, August 21, 2005

Finally, a (good) book about globalization

Or so my hopes are raised by Roger Lowenstein in The New York Times:
THE really good writers do not write "about" their subjects so much as use them to tell a story. The topic of free trade would not seem to offer much in the way of storytelling material, but Pietra Rivoli has proved otherwise. In "The Travels of a T-Shirt in the Global Economy" (John Wiley & Sons, $29.95), Ms. Rivoli, an economist at Georgetown University, has mined a subject known for dry polemics and created an engaging and illuminating saga of the international textile trade.


Blogger henry said...

Well, I'll buy it as I'm looking for books to bring to Hungary. It's reminiscent of the Sweet Honey in the Rock song, "Are My Hands Clean?"...but a different message.

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