This book was written in the lead up to the 2003 Iraq war. It has a very prescient analysis that stands up well to the hindsight that the last 11 years affords. It is very useful for understanding how the G20 are attempting to restructure the global capitalist economy today. The G20's current strategy of long term infrastructure development is pointed to by David Harvey 11 years before the time. He explains how this is one method the capitalist states can reactivate capital accumulation. I think this is a work of science that has explanatory power and can therefore help us as activists today.