Ill Fares the Land A Treatise on Our Present Discontents

Heftet / 2010 / Engelsk

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ISBN13
9781846143908
Publisert
2010
Utgiver
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Allen Lane
Aldersnivå
01, G
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Engelsk
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Heftet
Sider
256
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234 mm
Bredde
153 mm
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Ill Fares the Land A Treatise on Our Present Discontents

Heftet / 2010 / Engelsk
Something is profoundly wrong with the way we think about how we should live today. In Ill Fares the Land, Tony Judt reveals how we have arrived at our present dangerously confused moment. As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America - the guarantee of a basal level of security, stability and fairness - is no longer guaranteed; in fact, it's no longer part of the common discourse. Judt 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. To find a way forward, we must look to our not-so-distant past and to social democracy in action: to re-enshrining fairness over mere efficiency. Distinctly absent from our national dialogue, social democrats believe that the state can play an enhanced role in our lives without threatening our liberties. Instead of placing blind faith in the market - as we have to our detriment for the past 30 years - social democrats entrust their fellow citizens and the state itself. Ill Fares the Land challenges us to confront our societal ills and to shoulder responsibility for the world we live in. For hope remains. In reintroducing alternatives to the status quo, Judt reinvigorates our political conversation, providing the tools necessary to imagine a new form of governance, a new way of life.
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As the economic collapse of 2008 made clear, the social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America - the guarantee of a basal level of security, stability and fairness - is no longer guaranteed. Tony Judt offers the language we need to address our common needs. To find a way forward, we must look to social democracy in action.
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ISBN13
9781846143908
Publisert
2010
Utgiver
Vendor
Allen Lane
Aldersnivå
01, G
Språk
Product language
Engelsk
Format
Product format
Heftet
Sider
256
Høyde
234 mm
Bredde
153 mm
Se alle
Forfatter