Adrian Mulraney’s casually professorial tone engages the listener from the first line in Simon Tormey’s astute and intelligent overview of an increasingly relevant topic in the the current geopolitical climate.
Tormey uses the basic definition of the term capitalism as a springboard in his examination of how the dominant economic system in the world has fostered disillusionment in some and spawned countless movements ranging from anarchy and environmentalism.
Far from a Marxist polemic, Tormey provides an insightful and objective starting point for understanding a complex and controversial movement, and Mulraney’s calm, distinguished delivery makes for easy listening.
A refreshing take on the anti-capital movement, with developed and down-to-earth ideas on alternatives from modern capitalism. Every aspect of the anti-capitalist world is covered in this helpful guide, from WOMBLES to Zapatistas, NGOs to environmentalism, Paris 1968 to Seattle, and beyond. Picking up where Naomi Klein left off, this is not so much a manifesto as a roadmap, which captures the essence of the movement, and also articulates a range of possibilities for future alternatives to the corporate domination of our planet.
©2004 Simon Tormey (P)2012 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd
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