Author Reading & Discussion: How to Rule the World

How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy

When: Thursday, May 15th from 6-8pm

Where: Peace and Justice Center at 21 Church Street in Burlington, Vermont

What: Mark Engler will be discussing and reading from his book, "How to Rule the World: The Coming Battle Over the Global Economy" published in April by Nation Books.

More Info: Email admin(at) or call 802-735-5177

Organized by Toward Freedom

About: In his first book, Engler, a journalist, activist, and policy expert, details how the Bush administration has reshaped globalization in ways that few protesters in Seattle or elsewhere could have foreseen: Global trade talks are collapsing. The roles of international institutions like the WTO, IMF, and World Bank are dramatically changing. U.S. unilateralism and the disastrous war in Iraq have deepened international divisions. As a result, the stage is now set for a critical new debate about the global economy.

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"As the world readies to heave a collective sigh of relief upon George W. Bush’s exit from the White House, How to Rule the World is a caution against complacency. Mark Engler offers a timely reminder that before Bush’s boots and bombs there was Clinton’s corporate ‘consensus’–more soothing perhaps but no more sustainable than the neocons’ disastrous militarism. He then makes a case that there lies a third choice: democracy. Impressively researched and sharply argued, How to Rule the World is an essential handbook not for the few who do rule the world but for the many who should."

–GREG GRANDIN, author of Empire’s Workshop

"Unique and indispensable…"

"Full of passion, hope, and insight…"
–FRIDA BERRIGAN, New America Foundation

"Never was a book more timely."
–Andy Bichlbaum, THE YES MEN

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