Benjamin Kunkel reviews Paper Promises by Philip Coggan and Debt by David Graeber for the London Review of Books. (Kunkel, a rising Marxist “rapporteur” of my generation, has also reviewed Harvey and Jameson for LRB.)
Petro-expert Michael Klare is on TomDispatch.com freaking the shit out of us with his analysis on all the global energy conflicts we have to look forward to.
New York Times had a darling, colorful piece on Rwanda’s newest sport, Moto-Polo. But then you read the article and see the pictures, and it’s mostly a bunch of drunk white dudes being driven around on motorcycles by Rwandan guys.
Finally, the Guardian comes through with a tantalizing article on how Arab revolutionary art helped break the spell of political oppression. As the video below from Tunis shows, revolutionary art still has a vital role to play once the plazas grow emptier. (h/t, Kevin M. DeJesus)