War—what is it good for? Writing. The same can't necessarily be said of war's opposite, peace. Antony Adolf seeks to correct a largely overlooked historical phenomenon—that of peace and peaceful coexistence amongst humanity. Rob Grace reviews this ambitious attempt at setting the record straight.
What, exactly, is the difference between a free market and state-run capitalism? How does the economy in Norway differ from the economy of Brazil or China? Ian Bremmer's The End of the Free Market is a nice primer on the global economy, and provides keen insight into the current financial crisis. But when it comes to specific remedies to heal an ailing free market system, Bremmer comes up short. Dan May reviews.