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Against Austerity: How Can We Fix the Crisis they Made?

June 19, 2014 @ 19:00 - 21:00 BST

Against Austerity by Richard Seymour
Against Austerity by Richard Seymour

Five years into capitalism’s deepest crisis, which has led to cuts and economic pain across the world, Against Austerity addresses a puzzling aspect of the current conjuncture: why are the rich still getting away with it? Why is protest so ephemeral? Why does the left appear to be marginal to political life?

In an analysis which challenges our understanding of capitalism, class and ideology, Richard Seymour shows how ‘austerity’ is just one part of a wider elite plan to radically re-engineer society and everyday life in the interests of profit, consumerism and speculative finance.

But Against Austerity is not a gospel of despair. Seymour argues that once we turn to face the headwinds of this new reality, dispensing with reassuring dogmas, we can forge new collective resistance and alternatives to the current system. Following Brecht, Against Austerity argues that the good old things are over, it’s time to confront the bad new ones.

Richard will be in conversation with journalist Dawn Foster about his latest book.

Details

Date:
June 19, 2014
Time:
19:00 - 21:00 BST
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Pages of Hackney
Phone:
020 8525 1452
Email:
info@pagesofhackney.co.uk
Website:
https://www.pagesofhackney.co.uk

Venue

Pages of Hackney
70 Lower Clapton Road
London,E5 0RNUnited Kingdom
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Phone:
020 8525 1452
Website:
https://www.pagesofhackney.co.uk/