April 12, 2016
The most important book trailer of all time
by Liam O’Brien
The media in 2016 can be an overwhelming echo chamber. Talking points are drained of meaning after you’ve heard them day after day, for months on end. The atomization of vital political concepts into easy-to-process sound bites saps our interest in them and, eventually, our hope for positive change.
Which is why right now, books have never been more important! Especially this one:
This election’s focus on the 2008 financial crisis and its aftermath may be a bit late coming, but it’s refreshing to witness, especially in light of how economic concerns unite seemingly disparate factions. In fact, the news recently broke that Bernie Sanders will be traveling to the Vatican later this month to speak at a conference hosted by the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences.
So in this spirit of togetherness, for a limited time you can purchase David Shirreff’s Break Up The Banks! and Pope Francis’ Encyclical on Climate Change and Inequality as a $20 two-for-one special. That’s only $20 for two books that will provide you with all the solid foundation you need to be a good, well-informed member of the citizenry, especially when you’re feeling snowed under by the substance-free blather that passes for modern political critique.
Liam O’Brien is the Senior Sales & Marketing Manager at Melville House, and a former bookseller.