And yet our world has never been so wealthy, and we have, right now, all the knowledge, tools and skills we need to build a greener, fairer, richer world. Such a breakthrough is not some far-fetched utopia, but an immediate, concrete possibility. Our future is in our hands.
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"George has a brilliant capacity to see through the complex
layers of a finance-driven world created by and for elites. She
also, thankfully, has the intellectual sharpness and political
passion to inspire the fight for change."
"A very useful and eminently readable treatise on the present
"George's passion and knowledge of her staggeringly broad
subject matter can't help but come through."
"An important read for those who believe change is
"A really valuable and impressive book. Susan George leads us
through a chamber of horrors ... Fortunately, the lucid and
carefully documented picture she presents also shows that there are
paths out of the darkness, realistic and within reach if the will
is there. Lessons to be taken to heart by those who have concern
for humans and their fate."
"Susan George has a rare gift for seeing the big picture. She
explains with great clarity the forces that oppress us, the choices
that face us and the action that needs to be taken. Please read
this book: it will equip you better than any other to confront the
injustices of a world run for the benefit of a tiny elite."
"This book is a lighthouse for our times. It shines a
penetrating light onto the causes of our current devastating
problems and onto the people responsible. It illustrates, with
great clarity, the necessary solutions and shows that the power to
achieve these lies in our hands. It combines the bleakness of
The Road with a belief in the human power for
transformation. Ultimately, it is a beacon of hope."
Chronological Table x
Abbreviation I: Ancient Authors xiii
Abbreviations II: Multi-Volume Reference Works xvi
Abbreviations III: Modern Works xviii
Mao of Alexander’s campaigns, 334-323 BC xxiv
A to Z 1-273
Anonymous Individuals: Women 274
Anonymous Individuals: Men 279