Review of Debt: the First 5000 Years
Aaron Bady has a great review of David Graeber's Debt: the First 5000 Years. It's a long, but particularly well done review.
Debt is a “big book,” in other words, because he wants to re-open a set of questions that had come to seem closed “for a very long time,” the questions of “what human beings and human society are or could be like—what we actually do owe each other, what it even means to ask that question.”
...But the short version of this review, simply, is this: I can’t really picture a better book than this one with those ambitions. You should read this book, if you like reading books of this kind. It’s a really fucking good book.
And to understand why, here's the long of it.
Debt really is a remarkable book and one well worth reading by all those who think we can actually have a better society (and economy) than the one we have today.