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Author Judt, Tony.
Title Ill fares the land / Tony Judt.
Imprint New York : Penguin Press, 2010.


 Main Stacks  D860 .J83 2010    AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 237 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references.
Subject World politics -- 1989-
History, Modern -- 1989-
Economic history -- 1990-
Social problems -- Developed countries.
Democracy -- Developed countries.
Socialism -- Developed countries.
Political culture -- Developed countries.
Social change -- Developed countries.
Civilization, Modern -- 21st century.
Civilization, Western.
Contents Introduction: A guide for the perplexed -- The way we live now -- The world we have lost -- The unbearable lightness of politics -- Goodbye to all that? -- What is to be done? -- The shape of things to come -- Conclusion: What is living and what is dead in social democracy?
Summary 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 and 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, Judt argues that we must look to our not so distant past and to social democracy in action: to re-enshrining fairness over mere efficiency.