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Open Veins of Latin America

Eduardo Galeano’s important earlier book, Open Veins of Latin America: Five Centuries of the Pillage of a Continent (1973) is crucial not only for an understanding of the economics of colonialism in America, but by extension makes explicit the mechanism of colonialism/imperialism worldwide.
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‘Tipping Point’ truly an amazing book

By Derren Joseph
December 28, 2008

I was on Facebook, and someone’s “status” message said something about enjoying a book called The Tipping Point.

The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big DifferenceI smiled when I read that message. The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference was an amazing book for me. My friend Stuart des Vignes recommended it to me some years back. I was not disappointed—so now, I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to better understand social phenomena.

Tipping Point is, apparently, a sociological term to describe “the moment of critical mass, the threshold, the boiling point.”
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