The Author does a commendable job of condensing modern socialist theory for the general audience. The treatment of 3rd-wave feminism's impact was particularly noteworthy. The relationship between contemporary socialist philosophy and the environmental movement was less thorough. But overall, an excellent analysis.
The author's analysis is appropriate and balanced. In contrast to some other reviewers opinions, I found his presentation of class relations and economic philosophy to be relatively centrist. His use of the term "exploitation" to characterize captive labor markets (much maligned by others) is in keeping the classical economic philosophy as outlined by Adam Smith in his two most important works: The Theory of Moral Sentiments, and later An Inquiry into the Causes and Nature of the Wealth of Nations. I found the author's treatment of Socialism to be neither sympathetic, not sentimental.
An unfortunately trite examination. Though I generally agree with the author's thesis, its not particularly insightful or provocative. Don't bother if you are even tangentially aware of contemporary privacy and intellectual property issues. Furthermore, as numerous other reviewers have noted, the narrator is exceptionally horrible. Its almost unbearable.
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