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I really enjoyed this left-wing review of #Goliath. @NicoleAschoff read the book and accurately conveyed the narrative, and her disagreements are cogent and useful. I'll be responding later because I think she raises important points.
@NicoleAschoff My book Goliath is a political story, but it's also a business story. It is about how and why business and financial leaders operated the way they did. I go in depth into Walter Wriston at Citibank and conglomerate raider Saul Steinberg. I'm interested in what these men thought.
@NicoleAschoff I'm also interested in what the battles in the 1930s and 1970s were about, by the people who fought them. And why did populists win in the 1930s and lose in the 1970s? What happened?
@NicoleAschoff has the left-wing narrative, which is a set of grand forces and conspiracies.
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I wrote a book called Goliath about the war between monopoly power and democratic movements in the 20th century. The final version arrived in the mail so here's a picture of it. It's really fun and you should pre-order it. simonandschuster.com/books/Goliath/…
My experience writing a book is that it's a lot more fun to have written a book than to write one.
I wrote it because I was working in Congress during the financial crisis and I slowly realized we were facing not just a technical problem with banks but a political crisis. And I was totally confused, as were all my friends. I usually look to history when I'm confused.
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