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.

1 Comments:

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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