While this is only one book, there are many disciplines with which it engages, and it is Chakrabarty’s thoughtful and gifted writing-style that staves off any potential disciplinary disorientation. This book is a carefully curated and detailed philosophical tour through some of the most important issues of our time, and Chakrabarty does not rush: his attention is purposeful and revealing. I recommend this book to any readers who are ready for, and interested in, the kind of contemplative and complex political engagement that is needed to hold the tension of the global and the planetary.