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How the World Swung to the Right: Fifty Years of Counterrevolutions (Semiotext(e) / Intervention Series)

by: Franois Cusset

Publisher: MIT Press (2018)

$14.95

Staff Pick by comrade: Oats

A cohesive look at the ideological underpinnings of neoliberalism. Our emperors, in this case, claim to have no clothes, no myth, pretense, or agenda, just a position in “the self-regulating natural order” of human affairs. So why do they go to such extreme lengths — global wars, suppression of popular autonomy, economic intervention — to keep an “undeniable” axiom of supposed peace and stability from toppling off its own dubious foundations?