Monday, July 02, 2007

Collier on Africa

A prepublication copy of The Bottom Billion by economist Paul Collier has been sitting in my office in-box for the past several months. This compelling book review by Harvard historian Niall Ferguson convinces me I should have found the time to read it. Now I will.

The one-line summary: "If Sachs seems too saintly and Easterly too cynical, then Collier is the authentic old Africa hand."