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Jacques Peretti's 'Done' covers behind-the-scenes deals impacting the world

From the tragedy that sparked the Arab Spring to the Rust Belt of America, this covers it all

Vikram Johri 

The title of the book may have you believe that the world is, after all, a plutocracy where a select few decide the fates of the rest of us with the power of their billions. But the book, while it certainly holds fast to this premise, goes even further, claiming that nearly every major event of the last century has been the handiwork of a bunch of men (and it’s mostly men) who were far-sighted enough to spot opportunities and shrewd enough to pre-empt competition. The book also points out that the creation of a rust belt in the US (above) did not prevent the ...

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First Published: Fri, September 01 2017. 22:38 IST
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