The End of Modernity: What the Financial and Environmental Crisis Is Really Telling Us

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Preface

1 Francis Fukuyama, ‘The end of history?’, National Interest, 16 (Summer 1989), pp. 3–18; the article was subsequently worked up into the book The End of History and the Last Man, London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992.

2 See, for example: Martin Jacques, When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World, London: Allen Lane, 2009; and also Fareed Zakaria, The Post- American World, London: Allen Lane, 2008.

3 George Soros, The Crash of 2008 and What It Means: The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, New York: PublicAffairs, 2009, p. 144.

4 See, for example, the following studies: Bill McKibben, The End of Nature: Humanity, Climate Change and the Natural World, 2nd edn, London: Bloomsbury, 2003; James Lovelock, The Revenge of Gaia: Earth’s Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity, London: Allen Lane, 2006; Fred Pearce, The Last Generation: How Nature Will Take Its Revenge for Climate Change, London: Eden Project, 2006; George Monbiot, Heat: How We Can Stop the Planet Burning, 2nd edn, London: Penguin, 2007.

5 Neal Lawson, All Consuming: How Shopping Got Us into This Mess and How We Can Find Our Way Out, London: Penguin, 2009, p. 2.

6 See, for example: Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth: The Movie, Paramount DVD, 2006; and Nicholas Stern, The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents v
  • Acknowledgements vii
  • Preface ix
  • Part I - The End of Modernity? the Cultural Dimension 1
  • 1 - Introduction- the End of Modernity 3
  • 2 - Modernity- Promise and Reality 24
  • 3 - Beyond Postmodernity 38
  • Part II - The End of Modernity? the Economic Dimension 55
  • 4 - Marx Was Right, but … 57
  • 5 - Diagnosing the Market- Fundamentalism as Cure Fundamentalism as Disease 71
  • 6 - Forget Friedman 102
  • Part III - Beyond Modernity 121
  • 7 - Learning from the Arts- Life after Modernism 123
  • 8 - Politics after Modernity 139
  • 9 - Conclusion- a Post- Progress World 161
  • Notes 183
  • Bibliography 205
  • Index 216
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