WSJ Review - Stone of Kings
Nothing Gold CanStay - By Hugh Thompson
The commodities market has always been vulnerable to the clash of civilizations. When the Spanish arrived in Mexico in 1519, the Aztec emperor Montezuma sent Cortez an offering of jade beads with the message, "These rich stones of chalchihuite"—Nahuatl for "herb-colored jewel"—"should be sent to your own Emperor, as they are of the greatest value, each one being esteemed more highly than quantities of gold." Read full article here or Buy the book here!