Joel Bakan is professor of law at the University of British Columbia. A Rhodes Scholar and former law clerk to Chief Justice Brian Dickson of the Supreme Court of Canada, he holds law degrees from Oxford, Harvard and Dalhousie Universities. An internationally renowned legal authority, Bakan has written widely on law and its social and economic impact. He is the author of the bestselling and critically-acclaimed The Corporation: The Pathological Pursuit of Profit and Power.
The assault on childhood in our corporate-dominated and profit-driven society, painfully dissected in this penetrating study, is a tragedy not only for the immediate victims but for hopes for a better future. It can be resisted, as Joel Bakan discusses. And it is urgent not to delay -- Noam Chomsky Incredibly well researched and notated... Bakan is most powerful when writing about the sinister relationship between multi-billion dollar pharmaceutical companies and the medical profession... It is that sneakiness of corporations that is the most shocking element to Childhood Under Siege - we are allowing our kids to be abused right under our noses, and we don't even know it Independent on Sunday A truly terrifying book, one that's meticulously researched, clearly written and forcefully argued Big Issue