Book Review: Climate Change Is Racist: Race, Privilege and the Struggle for Climate Justice by Jeremy Williams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars Jeremy Williams is one of the top writers on climate change. His book, The Economics of Arrival, written with Katherine Trebeck, is arguably one of the best modern books tackling climate change and economics. His website – The Earthbound Report – is recognised as one of the best on… Read More Book Review: Climate Change Is Racist: Race, Privilege and the Struggle for Climate Justice by Jeremy Williams

Book Review: You Don’t Want to Know – The grisly, jaw-dropping and most macabre moments from history, nature and beyond by James Felton

My rating: 4 of 5 stars James Felton is one of those writers who don’t just call a spade a spade: they call it a fecking great shovel. And when I say ‘fecking’, that’s not the word he’s really using, obviously. It’s a close cousin. He uses it a lot. Combine this with the actual… Read More Book Review: You Don’t Want to Know – The grisly, jaw-dropping and most macabre moments from history, nature and beyond by James Felton

Book Review: Fake Law – The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies by The Secret Barrister

My rating: 5 of 5 stars The anonymous ‘Secret Barrister’ is back with another hard-hitting and surprisingly emotional roller-coaster ride of a book about exactly what’s going wrong in law. In the first book, the author looked at the legal system and demonstrated all but unequivocally that government under-funding and distinctly iffy traditions (don’t ever… Read More Book Review: Fake Law – The Truth About Justice in an Age of Lies by The Secret Barrister

Book Review: Empireland – How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera

My rating: 5 of 5 stars A long-time lover of Global history, I’m very aware just how too much of what I’ve read has been written by white British historians (Peter Frankopan is just about the best of them). I recently started a run of reading non-white historians to get a much better balance of… Read More Book Review: Empireland – How Imperialism Has Shaped Modern Britain by Sathnam Sanghera