Ill Fares the Land (Google eBook)
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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Review: Ill Fares the LandUser Review - Patrick Bair - Goodreads
Really excellent book, dense with incredible insight that had me reading and re-reading whole sections. More Tony Judt! Read full review
Review: Ill Fares the LandUser Review - Rory Hyde - Goodreads
Thoroughly energizing diagnosis of the current state of society, paired with an equally bracing remedy. The culprit is capitalism, globalization and privatization. The cure is social democracy. A brilliant primer for civic thinking. Read full review
PRIVATE AFFLUENCE PUBLIC SQUALOR
ECONOMISM AND ITS DISCONTENTS
THE KEYNESIAN CONSENSUS
THE REGULATED MARKET
COMMUNITY TRUST AND COMMON PURPOSE
THE IRONIES OF POSTCOMMUNISM
WHAT HAVE WE LEARNED?
THE CASE FOR DISSENT
RECASTING PUBLIC CONVERSATION
THE SOCIAL QUESTION REOPENED
A NEW MORAL NARRATIVE?
WHAT DO WE WANT?
THE IRONIC LEGACY OF THE 60S
THE REVENGE OF THE AUSTRIANS
THE CULT OF THE PRIVATE
THE DEMOCRATIC DEFICIT
1989 AND THE END OF THE LEFT
THINKING THE STATE
A CASE STUDY
THE POLITICS OF FEAR