I have only just started reading the book myself but the outline that Adam Tooze offers suggests to me that it has a lot to say on an important topic.
At this stage I will have to quote the author for a sense of what this book is about ..
The Currency of Politics is about the layers of past monetary crises that continue to shape our idea of what money is and what it can do politically. Grappling with past crises helped previous theorists to escape the blindspots of their own time. We must do the same today.
This seems like a pretty worthwhile endeavour to me so I thought it was worth sharing for anyone else engaged in trying to make sense of the role that money (and banking) does and should play in our society.
Tony – From the Outside