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THERE WILL BE BANANAS: If Samuel Zemurray is Daniel Plainview, why doesn’t Rich Cohen treat him like it?

The Fish that Ate the Whale: The Life and Times of America’s Banana King By Rich Cohen Farrar, Straus, and Giroux Reviewed by Nathan C. Martin Samuel Zemurray, former president of the United Fruit company and history’s most ambitious banana magnate, has a lot in common with Daniel Plainview, the antihero of P.T. Anderson’s 2007 THERE WILL BE BANANAS: If Samuel Zemurray is Daniel Plainview, why doesn’t Rich Cohen treat him like it?

The political philosophy of a man-made disaster: A review of THE NEOLIBERAL DELUGE

The Neoliberal Deluge: Hurricane Katrina, Late Capitalism, and the Remaking of New Orleans Cedric Johnson (ed.) University of Minnesota Press Reviewed by Andy Cook New Orleanians understand what is meant by the assertion that Hurricane Katrina was a man-made disaster. Sure, a hurricane is a force of nature, but the extent of its damage wouldn’t The political philosophy of a man-made disaster: A review of THE NEOLIBERAL DELUGE