|By: Brad Johnson Sunday April 8, 2012 1:59 pm|
William DeBuys’ A Great Aridness is a love song and keening lament for the American Southwest in our era of man-made climate change. He manages to capture the romantic allure and the scientific observations of the desert, transcending both perspectives in a fiercely living narrative. His search for wisdom takes him from reservations to mountaintops, from university halls to boom-and-bust exurbs.
|By: Scott Reynolds Nelson Sunday January 9, 2011 1:59 pm|
Many current books on this crash describe in detail the manufactured financial instruments that contributed to the collapse of the high-interest bond market, the real estate market, and the stock market. Eric Janszen asks us to look deeper because our situation is still dire. Worthless assets bought by the U.S. for over a trillion dollars are worth a tiny fraction of that. European states continue to throw good dollars after bad rescuing banks, but we are still on a precipice. What to do?