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28 maj, 2011 § Lämna en kommentar
Om Judts bok “Illa far landet” kan man läsa:
“Written under the debilitating effects of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, Ill Fares The Land, has been described as Judt’s ‘most overtly political book’ and a ‘dramatic intervention’ in the decline of the progressive ideals of the 20th century.
Judt laments the breakdown of the post-war Keynesian policy consensus, the rise of Austrian Neo-liberal economics in the West and its political manifestations under Thatcher, Reagan et al. He notes the limited triangulation achieved by the Third Way and the paradoxical resurgence of the Right after the Global Financial Crisis. He asks: where to now for social democracy? He concludes that nothing less than a radical restatement of the values of equality and community can stem the challenge of the hegemonic Right.
He explored how the social contract that defined post-war Europe and the US and the guarantee of security, stability, and fairness was no longer considered a legitimate social goal and how a social democratic vision could win back the disaffected by creating a ‘civic language’ that could support a renewed social contract between governments and their citizens.”