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Ill Fares the Land - Tony Judt
Ill Fares the Land
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A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals. As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the guarantee of security, stability, and fairness-is no longer guaranteed; in fact,... show more
A gift to the next generation of engaged citizens, from one of our most celebrated intellectuals. As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America-the guarantee of security, stability, and fairness-is no longer guaranteed; in fact, it's no longer part of the common discourse. Tony Judt, one of our leading historians and thinkers, offers the language we need to address our common needs, rejecting the nihilistic individualism of the far Right and the debunked socialism of the past. In reintroducing alternatives to the status quo, Judt invigorates our political conversation, furnishing the tools necessary to imagine a new form of governance and a better way of life.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780143118763 (0143118765)
ASIN: 143118765
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
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Datepalm
Datepalm rated it
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
5.0 Ill Fares the Land
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
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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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