Thatcher's claim that 'There is No Alternative' to free-market capitalism has long rung hollow. Yet why is it that, despite the best efforts of protest movements, radical theorists and an increasingly liberal popular culture, when it comes to politics a consensus still reigns about the impossibility of change?
Written to provoke reflection and discussion, Negative Capitalism argues that cynicism is the key feeling of our era, and an effect of our collective disempowerment by the political establishment. Produced for an informed but not academic reader, the book charts the negation of democratic power in chapters covering debt, mental health, meaningless political languages, popular cynicism and pornography. It also grounds its account of neoliberalism in political theory and history, focusing particularly on Thatcher's monetarism. It raises pertinent doubts about blind optimism, and concludes with a fiery, startling polemic.
An analysis of the ways in which capitalism has presented itself as the only realistic political-economic system.
An explosive unique crucial book tackling the issues of Jewish Identity Politics and ideology and their global influence.
How the East stayed East and the West stayed West.
David J. Blacker
Our education system is chained to the hold of a sinking capitalist ship. Is there any escape?
Local food, local business and buying local won't change the world. Challenging market priorities will. Here's why.
By replacing hope and faith with adventure, The Last Night of our lives might finally become the first morning of an autonomous future.
A philosophical examination of the theoretical terrain of contemporary Maoism premised on the counter-intuitive assumption that Maoism did not emerge as a coherent theory until the end of the 1980s.
Despite its crises the European Union keeps on getting stronger – its power comes from the decline of participation in national politics.
This book maps capitalisms mobilization of cloud computing in its bid to archive and enclose the future.
This book attacks the ideological foundations of capitalism, starting with the mystifications surrounding the idea of ‘the market’.