Globalist Bookshelf

The Globalist’s Top Books of 2015

The ten best books on key global issues we presented on The Globalist Bookshelf this year.

Takeaways


1. Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet by Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman (Princeton University Press, 2015)


Excerpt:
Climate Shock: Will We Persist in Collective and Willful Blindness?The moral dilemma on climate – Errors of commission versus errors of omission.

2. Brexit: How Britain Will Leave Europe
by Denis MacShane (I. B. Tauris, March 2015)


Excerpt:
Brexit Looming? Will Britain Leave the EU?
It would be a geo-economic-political moment without parallel in the democratic world since 1945.

3. Raw Deal: How the “Uber Economy” and Runaway Capitalism Are Screwing American Workers by Steven Hill (St. Martin’s Press, October 20, 2015)


Excerpt:
Rethinking the Uber Vs. Taxi Battle
How can Uber be part of the solution instead of being embroiled in controversy?

4. Reluctant Meister: How Germany’s Past Is Shaping Its European Future by Stephen Green (Haus Publishing, 2014)


Excerpt:
Europe’s Path and the Great Global Convergence
Why has Europe retreated from self-defined center of the world to being the corner of a great landmass?

5. Crouching Tiger: What China’s Militarism Means for the World by Peter Navarro (Prometheus Books, November 3, 2015)


Excerpt:
How China and India May Come to Blows
Why could there be war between these two most populous countries in the world?

6. The Great Transition: Shifting from Fossil Fuels to Solar and Wind Energy by Lester R. Brown (W. W. Norton & Company, April 2015)


Excerpt:
The Accelerating Transition Away from Fossil Fuels
Will the energy transition proceed fast enough for the world to avoid catastrophic climate change?

7. Germany, Russia and the Rise of Geo-Economics by Stephen F. Szabo (Bloomsbury Publishing, December 18, 2014)


Excerpt:
Germany=Geoeconomics, US=Geopolitics?
Mercury or Mars? What separates Germany and the United States?

8. The World and U2: One Band’s Remaking of Global Activism by Alan McPherson (Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, June 2015)


Excerpt:
U2’s Activism: From Innocence to Experience
How an Irish rock band turned raw activism into a refined lobby for good.

9. Headscarves and Hymens: Why the Middle East Needs a Sexual Revolution By Mona Eltahawy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, April 2015)


Excerpt:
A Voice Against Violence
It is time to dismantle the political and economic system that treats half of humanity like children.

10. Minute Zero by Todd Moss (G.P. Putnam’s Sons, September 2015)


Excerpt:
Minute Zero: Prologue
A sneak peak into Todd Moss’s latest thriller in the Judd Ryker series about a professor inside the State Department’s Crisis Reaction Unit.

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