San Francisco, CA

Saturday, January 09, 2010 at 10:00 AM

Tickets may be reserved at

West Coast Live (KALW/Live Recording) – 10am-12pm (doors open at 9:30am)
Phyllis Watts Theater, SF MOMA
Tickets ($15 General, $5 Youth) at
Lineup includes: Aurelia Theiree, Jasper Fforde, Claire Peaslee, Raj Patel, Palm Wine Boys & Mike Greensill
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Origin of the World Trade Organization

Cover of Mirrors

The latest book by Eduardo Galeano is as insightful as we’ve come to expect. Mirrors: Stories of Almost Everyone contains more history and analysis than a year of ‘history of civilization’ classes, with much more beauty and grace. In the battle of memory against forgetting, Galeano offers an arsenal. A tidbit below the fold, on the origin of the World Trade Organization.

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I should have been posting a little more than I have over the past week or so, but I’ve been murderously busy with the UK publicity tour for The Value of Nothing which ended gloriously this morning with a five minute crossing of swords on BBC Radio 4’s Today Programme. I’m heading to Malawi today, which means being offline for a week or two, but when I come back, expect thoughts on Copenhagen, economic recovery, and how much you can eat for $1 a day.