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By Eric Cazdyn, Imre Szeman

In energetic and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that modern thought of the realm is disabled through a deadly flaw: the lack to imagine "an after" to globalization. After setting up seven theses (on schooling, morality, background, destiny, capitalism, kingdom, and customary experience) that problem the fake can provide that maintain this time-limit, After Globalization examines 4 renowned thinkers (Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein) and the way their paintings is dulled by means of those delivers. Cazdyn and Szeman then converse to scholars from around the world who're either unconvinced and tired of those delivers and who comprehend the area very otherwise than how it is popularly represented.

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Despite all of the knowledge generated as to “what is to be done” with respect to the environment, scientific fact that even national leaders take as true, there is little or no substantive action on a threat to our collective futures. The political form of the nation blocks the way forward on a path that we all know we have to take. Some radicals might disagree with this. Many see political possibilities in the policies and plans of their own individual nations. Isn’t it worth using the frame of the nation to create and defend policies – for instance, universal health care – given that such plans are in jeopardy in many parts of the world?

In his analysis of the obituaries in the New York Times, Franco Moretti discovers what constitutes the story of an individual life in today’s world. It is a narrative that takes a specific form: a slow, steady forward march, with individual lives each contributing in small ways to an already determined historical direction – from rags to riches, a celebration (by virtue of being in the Times) of success in the world. This is an example of the larger logic by and through which the world is given: “no changes of direction, but myriad regular steps along a well-worn path .

Everyone the world over knew that what happened in the US election would profoundly affect their everyday lives – perhaps even more profoundly than their own local and national elections. In fact, the largest crowd of Obama’s campaign came not in Chicago or California, but in Germany, as over 200 000 people crammed around Berlin’s Victory Column to hear Obama on July 24, 2008. 26 Part of the attraction to Obama was his background and his unlikely ascension to the top of the US political structure.

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