The Left Book Club was founded in 1936 to oppose war, inequality and fascism. It helped bring Labour to power in 1945. Join us today and support political education.
'Myth-busting at its best' – Danny Dorling, University of Oxford, author of Inequality and the 1%
‘There’s no understanding global inequality without understanding its history. In The Divide, Jason Hickel brilliantly lays it out, layer upon layer, until you are left reeling with the outrage of it all’ – Kate Raworth, author of Doughnut Economics
For June we are so excited to be publishing our own unique edition of Jason Hickel's hugely acclaimed The Divide. For decades we have been told a story: that development is working, that poverty is a natural phenomenon and will be eradicated through aid by 2030. But just because it is a comforting tale doesn’t make it true. Poor countries are poor because they are integrated into the global economic system on unequal terms, and aid only helps to hide this.
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