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- Description'John McMurtry's new book is a tour de force, one of the most devastating critiques of the global market paradigm that has been written to date. McMurtry's intellect is razor sharp and his arguments are developed and exercised with a remarkable depth and precision. This book marks McMurtry as one of the most important moral philosophers of his generation.' Peter McLaren, Professor, University of California, Los Angeles The slogan Marxism is dead was proclaimed almost immediately after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. Very soon after, a strange ideological inversion occurred. In place of the inevitable victory of the proletariat espoused by Marx, there was the inevitable process of globalisation , a line w adopted by corporations, politicians and the media the world over. John McMurtry unravels the moral contradictions inherent in this new world order , and argues that it cant succeed because it is based on essentially inhuman values. Connecting across a broad spectrum of issues including the Iraq and Balkan wars, the Asian and Russian meltdowns, ecological collapse, the privatisation and deregulation of public institutions, and the principles of techlogy, neo-classical and Marxian ecomics, McMurtry's compelling study lays bare the battle lines of an emerging global ethical war. Tracking social uprisings across continents from the rural landless and women's movements of the South to the workers, students and civil alliances marching in the North, the author's original life-ground ethics explains the unseen bonds uniting people across cultural and class divisions. Defining the clear choices available to us, and taking apart the official line of alternative , John McMurtry delivers t only a devastating philosophical critique of globalization, but also offers us a new ecomic manifesto, based on principles and human values.
- Author BiographyJohn McMurtry is Professor of Philosophy at the University of Guelph and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada. He is the author of the multi-volume Philosophy and World Problems, written for the UNESCO Encyclopedia of Life Support Systems, Value Wars (Pluto Press, 2002) and Unequal Freedoms: The Global Market as an Ethical System (1998).
- Author(s)John McMurtry
- PublisherPluto Press
- Date of Publication20/08/2002
- SubjectEconomics: Professional & General
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintPluto Press
- Weight367 g
- Width135 mm
- Height215 mm
- Spine16 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (UK)
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