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Revolutions in reverse

Author: David Graeber
Publisher: London ; New York : Minor Compositions ; [2011]
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"Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there is no obvious alternative. There is good reason to believe that, in a generation or so, capitalism will no longer exist: for the simple reason that it's impossible to maintain an engine of perpetual growth forever on a finite planet. Yet faced with this prospect, the knee-jerk reaction is often to cling to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Graeber
ISBN: 9781570272431 1570272433
OCLC Number: 759171790
Description: 114 p. ; 23 cm.
Contents: The shock of victory --
Hope in common --
Revolution in reverse --
Army of altruists --
The sadness of post-workerism --
Against kamikaze capitalism.
Other Titles: Essays on politics, violence, art, and imagination
Responsibility: David Graeber.

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"Capitalism as we know it appears to be coming apart. But as financial institutions stagger and crumble, there is no obvious alternative. There is good reason to believe that, in a generation or so, capitalism will no longer exist: for the simple reason that it's impossible to maintain an engine of perpetual growth forever on a finite planet. Yet faced with this prospect, the knee-jerk reaction is often to cling to what exists because they simply can't imagine an alternative that wouldn't be even more oppressive and destructive. The political imagination seems to have reached an impasse. Or has it? In this collection of essays David Graeber explores a wide-ranging set of topics including political strategy, global trade, debt, imagination, violence, aesthetics, alienation, and creativity. Written in the wake of the anti-globalization movement and the rise of the war on terror, these essays survey the political landscape for signs of hope in unexpected places"--P. [4] of cover.

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