Donald Donato is a writer and policy analyst from Boston, Massachusetts. He is author of Agrotowns, a Brief History and Review of Resources (Taylor & Francis, Routledge) and a contributor to the newsweekly People’s World. Donato reviews for the journals International Critical Thought and the World Review of Political Economy. He is a member of the National Writers Union-UAW Local 1981.
Although he was born and educated in New England, Donato began his diverse writing career as an intern at the Lisbon-based North-South Centre of the Council of Europe in 1991.
Over the past 29 years of writing in different capacities, Donato has sharpened his analytical teeth on formidable amounts of detailed research, consistently producing poignant summaries that provide useful information and give the reader a taste of what is truly at stake in every story.
Articulating information that meets human needs has been the theme of Donato’s work. He has achieved this by walking down several paths, from planning and executing social and economic development projects, to public policy analysis, and through his experiences as a worker in many fields.