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The Spirit of Philadelphia by Alain Supiot

The Spirit of Philadelphia

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The Spirit of Philadelphia by Alain Supiot
Hardcover $24.95
May 08, 2012 | ISBN 9781844677542

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“France’s most incisive jurist, Alain Supiot … [whose work] has renewed the idea that all significant belief-systems require a dogmatic foundation by focusing its beam sharply, to the discomfort of their devotees, on the two most cherished creeds of our time: the cults of the free markets and of human rights.”—Perry Anderson, London Review of Books

“As a tonic in a grim time, Alain Supiot’s The Spirit of Philadelphia recalls the now forgotten wartime apex of commitment to welfarist solidarity. If that mid-twentieth-century commitment now seems a distant memory, Supiot offers both intellectual and practical reasons to cherish its flame and light it again, after a return to the very economic beliefs about the powers of the untrammeled free market that were once repudiated—and could be again.”—Samuel Moyn, Professor of History at Columbia University and author of The Last Utopia: Human Rights in History

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