John Hilary review of ‘Corporate Europe’ in Red Pepper

The latest print issue of Red Pepper featured a review of David Cronin’s Corporate Europeby another Pluto author, John Hilary, author of The Poverty of Capitalism

John Hilary, executive director of War on Want, has written for Red Pepper before, and tells of the importance of Cronin’s book. “Ask yourself the question”, urges Hilary. “If there was an EU referendum tomorrow, which way would you vote – and why?”

Regardless of your answer, Hilary assures you that Corporate Europe is of vital importance when forming your decision. “Cronin’s book confirms the conclusions reached by many of us who have led campaigns against the EU’s neoliberal policies over the years.”

You can buy Cronin’s book for just £16.00 by clicking on the cover below.

CRONIN T02682“David Cronin draws on his many years’ experience in Brussels to expose the anti-democratic, pro-corporate agenda at the heart of the EU. This is a devastating indictment that should be required reading for every European citizen.”

John Hilary, Executive Director, War on Want

“Rigorously researched, elegantly written, and brilliantly analyzed, Corporate Europe reveals the rising power of corporations to set policy and govern our lives and societies. A fascinating and scary read, it is essential for anyone who wants to know where power truly lies.”

Joel Bakan, author of The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Power

“Corporate Europe shows how corporate lobbyists dominate the EU – boosting the 1% and harming the interests of the rest of us. On banks, big food, climate, tobacco and war, Cronin reveals the way in which lobbyists subvert rules designed to protect democracy, the environment and public health. A necessary call to retake Europe.”

David Miller, author A Century of Spin: How Public Relations Became the Cutting Edge of Corporate Power

You can buy Hilary’s book for just £13.00 by clicking the image below.

Hilary T02681“I’ve been waiting for this book all century – a subtle, thorough analysis of global capitalism that is both comprehensive enough to use as a reference on current world events, and readable enough to recommend to a new generation of prospective activists. It’s no surprise that it comes from the mind of John Hilary. For decades, he’s had his finger on the pulse, his feet on the streets and his nose deep in the best books on the planet. There are few who could so deftly point to the contradictions of today’s capitalism, and to the movements that hope to move beyond it tomorrow.”

Raj Patel, author of Stuffed and Starved

“Chronicling the state of development in the wake of the global economic crisis, The Poverty of Capitalism stands as a powerful rejoinder to the conventional wisdom that the solution to this triple-bottomed crisis (economic, social and environmental) can be found from within, in the form of a ‘remoralized’ corporate capitalism.  A vital contribution to the field of International Development and a must read for anyone who wants to understand the causes of global poverty.”

Dinah Rajak, Senior Lecturer in Anthropology and Development, University of Sussex

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