The Long Land War tells the story of a global struggle to bring food, water, and shelter to all. Reviewing movements for giving reparations in land to formerly colonized people, marches to control the cost of rent for urban tenants, indigenous land movements, the machinations of development analysts, and the squatters who took matters into their own hands, the book traces the origins of modern proposals for state-engineered "land reform" from Ireland in 1881 through their assassination by the United States in 1974. 0 The book peers into the success and failure of postcolonial programs to protect small farmers in dialogue with the United Nations, World Bank, private institutions, and grassroots movements alike. Touching on the promise and pitfalls of modern ideologies-including international bureaucracies, market ideology, nonviolent protest, and participatory democracy-Jo Guldi provides a definitive narrative of land redistribution and offers an unflinching critique of its failures, working out the promise of politics for how we own property, govern, and adjudicate justice on a changing planet.