Ill Fares the Land

Ill Fares the Land

Streaming Audiobook - 2010
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Something is profoundly wrong with the way we think about how we should live today. In Ill Fares The Land, Tony Judt, one of our leading historians and thinkers, reveals how we have arrived at our present dangerously confused moment. Judt masterfully crystallizes what we've all been feeling into a way to think our way into, and thus out of, our great collective disease about the current state of things. 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 thirty 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.
Publisher: [United States] : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books : Made available through hoopla, 2010
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781615731190
1615731199
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 audio file (5hr., 45 min.)) : digital
Additional Contributors: Adams, James
hoopla digital
Call Number: eAudio

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