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《经济学家》2018年最佳图书

《经济学家》2018年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2012;2013;2014;2015;2016;2017。 The big read: The Economist’s books of the year Politics and current affairs Moneyland: The Inside Story of the Crooks and Kleptocrats Who Rule the World. By Oliver Bullough. Profile Books; 298 pages; £20. To be published in America by St Martin’s Press in May; $28.99 Moneyland is the author’s term for the virtual country into which the world’s mega-rich smuggle their (sometimes ill-gotten) wealth, so insulating it from the attention of tax and other officials. Focused in part on the kleptocrats of the former Soviet Union, the book ranges across the world and a wide cast of lawyers,…

《经济学家》2017年最佳图书

《经济学家》2017年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2012;2013;2014;2015;2016。 Wise words: Books of the Year 2017 Politics and current affairs The Retreat of Western Liberalism. By Edward Luce. Grove Atlantic; 234 pages; $24. Little Brown; £16.99 Few doubt that something big has happened in Western politics over the past two years, but nobody is sure what. Turmoil in Washington and London contrasts with centrist stability in Paris and (mostly) in Berlin. In this grim diagnosis Edward Luce, a Washington-based commentator, argues that the liberal order cannot be fixed without a clear view of what has gone wrong.

《经济学家》2016年最佳图书

《经济学家》2016年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2012;2013;2014;2015;2017。 High fliers: Books of the Year 2016 The best books of 2016 are about China, language, microbes, hereditary power, inequality and medieval manuscripts Politics and current affairs China’s Future. By David Shambaugh. Polity; 195 pages; $19.95 and £14.99 No country has modernised its economy without also becoming a democracy. A respected American political scientist asks whether China can break the mould.

《经济学家》2015年最佳图书

《经济学家》2015年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2012;2013;2014;2016;2017。 Shelf life The best books this year are about North Korea, Detroit, Nagasaki and being a pilot Politics and current affairs Near and Distant Neighbours: A New History of Soviet Intelligence. By Jonathan Haslam. Oxford University Press; 400 pages; £20 A detailed appraisal of how the Soviet Union handled undercover operations from the communist revolution in 1917 until the end of the cold war. The most gripping chapters focus on the chaos that was unleashed by Josef Stalin.

《经济学家》2013年最佳图书

《经济学家》2013年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2012;2014;2015;2016;2017。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、小说七类: Politics and current affairs My Promised Land: The Triumph and Tragedy of Israel. By Ari Shavit. Spiegel & Grau; 464 pages; $28. To be published in Britain by Scribe in February; £20. Drawing on interviews, historical documents, diaries and letters, as well as his own family story, Ari Shavit, a Tel Aviv newspaper columnist mines four generations of history to tease out the conflicts and contradictions in his controversial homeland. A passionate elegy.

《经济学家》2012年最佳图书

《经济学家》2012年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2011;2013;2014;2015;2016;2017。 分为政治、传记、历史、经济、科技、文化、文学七类: The best books of 2012 were about Richard Burton, Titian, Rin Tin Tin, the revolution in Iran, the great famine in China, secret houses in London, good oil companies, bad pharma and management in ten words Politics and current affairs The New New Deal: The Hidden Story of Change in the Obama Era. By Michael Grunwald. Simon & Schuster; 528 pages. The most interesting book so far about the first Obama administration and what the president’s $787 billion stimulus package was actually spent on, by an award-winning author and journalist. Even Republicans should read it. The Immigrant Exodus:…

《经济学家》2011年最佳图书

《经济学家》2011年最佳图书

参考:《经济学家》年度最佳图书:2012;2013;2014;2015;2016;2017。 分为政治、传记、经济、历史、科技、文化、小说、诗歌八类(封面图片链接至 Amazon): The best books of 2011 were about China, Congo, Afghanistan, Charles Dickens, Vincent van Gogh, the “Flora Delanica”, Jerusalem, Mumbai’s dance bars, quantum physics, sugar, orgasms, blue nights, two moons and other people’s money Politics and current affairs Exceptional People: How Migration Shaped Our World and Will Define Our Future. By Ian Goldin, Geoffrey Cameron and Meera Balarajan. Princeton University Press; 352 pages; $35 and £24.95 Few things will affect our future more than migration. By calculating the how, where and why of future labour shortages, the authors analyse the costs and benefits of human migration.