Late Victorian Holocausts

Late Victorian Holocausts
Mike Davis

I would have preferred reading a condensed version of this important work (one with less about the global weather patterns that Davis does a poor job of explaining anyway), but I still came away impressed by its detailed account of how interlocking economic and natural forces created, at the end of the nineteenth century, the third world. Also interesting, reading it today, were the foreshadowings of arguments later made by Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine and Jared Diamond in Collapse. The depressing conclusion seems to be that there is no moral or political limit to systems of exploitation that we (at least in the West) now take for granted.