This is a study of economics as an instrument of politics, and quite a rigorous one . . . Baldwin tears apart the reasoning of most other scholars and torpedoes not only the conventional wisdom about various cases but just about all generalizations. . . . This is a stimulating book. . . .Baldwin, David A. is the author of 'Economic Statecraft', published 1985 under ISBN 9780691101750 and ISBN 0691101752.