Finest Enterprise Books 2021: The pandemic rewrites geopolitics

Shutdown: How COVID Shook the World’s Economic system

by Adam Tooze (Viking, 2021)


Crashed, Adam Tooze’s seminal 2018 historical past of the worldwide monetary disaster and its aftermath, ends with an air of foreboding. “Can we obtain perpetual stability and peace?” asks Tooze, a historian at Columbia College. “Or should we depend on the stability of terror and the judgment of technicians and generals?” Scarcely a 12 months after the guide’s publication, circumstances of an odd new respiratory virus began appearing in Wuhan, China. The pandemic has doubtless killed greater than 4.5 million folks to date, and it

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