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by Tony Judt
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Datepalm
Datepalm rated it 7 years ago
Appropriately for a kind of Social Democrat Manifesto (there is even a chapter titled "What is to be done") this is nicely mild mannered. More interesting is the quick historical overview of the ideology of the welfare state and Judt's nicely contemptuous take on identity politics liberalism.
michaelhartford
michaelhartford rated it 9 years ago
Judt tells the history of Anglo-American political economy from the Great Depression to the present, as the story of the rise and fall of Keynesianism and social democracy. In his version, social democracy–in which a regulated market is guided by broad political consensus to provide material comfort...
Allusion is not Illusion
Allusion is not Illusion rated it 10 years ago
Since the state is going to be with us for the foreseeable future, we would do well to think about what sort of a state we want.
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