By Eric Cazdyn, Imre Szeman
In energetic and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that modern considered the realm is disabled by way of a deadly flaw: the lack to imagine "an after" to globalization. After constructing seven theses (on schooling, morality, background, destiny, capitalism, state, and customary experience) that problem the fake delivers that maintain this time-limit, After Globalization examines 4 well known thinkers (Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein) and the way their paintings is dulled by means of those provides. Cazdyn and Szeman then communicate to scholars from around the world who're either unconvinced and tired of those grants and who comprehend the area very otherwise than how it is popularly represented.
After Globalization argues real potential to imagine an after to globalization is the very starting of politics today.Content:
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Iraq would be wound down (a jab at Bush’s failed policy and confusion of priorities), while the war in Afghanistan would be intensified. This decision, which came after months of consideration and debate (with the top US military commanders [Generals McKiernan and Patraeus] in favor, but the US ambassador to Afghanistan, retired Army General Karl Eikenberry, along with Colin Powell and Vice President Biden, resistant), would have to be engaged head on in his Nobel speech. Now Obama had two circles to square: first, how to respect the spirit of the Peace Prize, while having just committed to a major new military offensive (one under dispute even within his own administration); and second, how to accept this prize that represented global hopes and aspirations for the United States on the part of so many of the world’s citizens, while not compromising his responsibility to US interests.
One can do nothing but good, and still be bad. But isn’t it nevertheless meaningful to point to the egregious and immoral behavior of specific individuals? To say: everything would be fine, if only for the corporate thieves, the bad apples, the tax cheats? Such name calling points to a longing for justice, even as it indefinitely defers the possibility of justice. ” A better solution is not to imagine the system itself as always already evil, but to push beyond such moralizing to an analysis of its operations.
As the third part will make clear, we were careful to be attentive to national and historical differences. We were nevertheless struck strongly by how similar the views of the students were on almost every topic we spoke to them about. Without anticipating too much, what was surprising to us was their almost uniformly insightful and nuanced understanding of the nature of global power. But this was an insight that offered no sense of an ability to act to change the nature of a system which they saw as troubled, unjust, and out of balance.
After Globalization by Eric Cazdyn, Imre Szeman