MoneyWeek's film theatre and book reviews – A look at some of the best financial books on the shelves at the moment, plus film and theatre reviews.
Book review: Upheaval
Jared Diamond’s approach is somewhat at odds with conventional historians as he attempts to draw lessons from countries that have been through trauma.
Book review: People, Power and Profits
Joseph E Stiglitz addresses the discontent that paved Donald Trump’s way to power.
Book review: The Silk Road Trap
Jonathan Holslag argues that Beijing has repeatedly outmanoeuvred Brussels by getting Europe to open its markets in return for vague promises that the Chinese will do the same.
Book review: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly of Private Equity
Anybody wanting to know more about the private equity industry should find something that appeals in Sebastien Canderle’s book.
Book review: Appeasing Hitler
Tim Bouverie rises to the challenge of telling the complex story of appeasement.
Children and adults alike will enjoy this charming, elegant story, and its tuneful, catchy numbers, says Matthew Partridge.
The Case for Trump
Most pundits think that Donald Trump is doomed to be a one-term president. Military historian and conservative commentator Victor Davis Hanson disagrees.
Kushner Inc: Greed. Ambition. Corruption
Donald Trump is a polarising figure, but even he’s not quite as unpopular as “Javanka”, the nickname for his daughter Ivanka and her husband Jared Kushner.
A Crisis of Beliefs
Academic economists Nicola Gennaioli and Andrei Shleifer argue that financial markets can, behave in irrational ways.
Book review: Ninve lessons in Brexit
Ivan Roger makes a lot of good points in his analysis of where we’ve been going wrong with Brexit.