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Ill Fares The Land - A Treatise On Our Present Discontents (Paperback) Loot Price: R157
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Ill Fares The Land - A Treatise On Our Present Discontents (Paperback)

Tony Judt

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'Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay' - Oliver Goldsmith Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes whatever remains of our sense of shared purpose. But we have forgotten how to think about the life we live together: its goals and purposes. We are now not only post-ideological; we have become post-ethical. We have lost touch with the old questions that have defined politics since the Greeks: is it good? Is it fair? Is it just? Is it right? Will it help bring about a better society? A better world? The social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America - the guarantee of security, stability and fairness - is no longer assured; in fact, it's no longer part of collective conversation. In this exceptional short book, Tony Judt reveals how we have arrived at our present dangerously confused moment and masterfully crystallizes our great unease, showing how we might yet think ourselves out of it. If we are to replace fear with confidence then we need a different story to tell, about state and society alike: a story that carries moral and political conviction. Providing that story is the purpose of this book.

General

Imprint: Penguin Books
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: April 2011
First published: April 2011
Authors: Tony Judt
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback
Pages: 237
ISBN-13: 978-0-7181-9141-2
Categories: Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates
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LSN: 0-7181-9141-2
Barcode: 9780718191412

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