The Nutmeg's Curse (Hardcover, 2021, University of Chicago Press) 5 stars

In this ambitious successor to The Great Derangement, acclaimed writer Amitav Ghosh finds the origins …

pulls even fewer punches than The Great Derangement

5 stars

Indicting colonial capitalism's responsibility for our modern environmental and poverty dilemma. Quick and smoothly focuses our attention on small acts, then global repercussions, offbeat books, then deep mysticism, to come back to the long-fought war of ideas and omnicidal violence we accept for the modern era's consumption and wealth.