Book Review

Patrick Ainley reviews

Dead Man Working                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

Carl Cederstrom, Peter Fleming                                                                                                                                                                            
Zero Books, Winchester, 2012. 76pp., £9.99 pbdead-man-working



‘…..Cederstrom and Fleming accept a post-ideological reality in which there is no alternative to a capitalism that has outstripped any useful or progressive function it once had and yet is ‘more powerful and influential than ever’. Thus, in a striking image with which their book opens and to which it returns in conclusion, the populations of developed economies live in the wastes of an ebb tide that draws back only to gather in the tsunami already visible on the horizon that will wipe away all our manic achievements…’

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