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Never Ending Nightmare by Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval

Never Ending Nightmare

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Never Ending Nightmare by Pierre Dardot and Christian Laval
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Apr 16, 2019 | ISBN 9781786634740

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“For the most maximalist theorists of neoliberalism in thought and practice, look no further.”
—Quinn Slobodian, author of Globalists : The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism

“Dardot and Laval present the post-2008 radicalization of neoliberalism as a nightmare and an opportunity. The nightmare is the stranglehold of a system of norms and treaties that benefit the oligarchy while immiserating the rest of us. The opportunity stems from the complete break between the elites and everybody else; neoliberalism has lost even the veneer of legitimacy. The challenge facing the Left is whether we can develop the political vision – and capacity – that will make this an opportunity for us.”
—Jodi Dean, author of The Communist Horizon and Crowds and Party

“Building on their previous historical analysis of neoliberal rationality, Dardot and Laval now paint a much starker, more terrifying portrait of neoliberalism, that is alert to its violence and unyielding political logic. Never Ending Nightmare presents us with a bleak but compelling account of how neoliberal government has abandoned all pretence of democratic legitimacy.”
—William Davies, author of Nervous States: How Feeling Took Over the World

“Dardot and Laval’s provocative study offers important insights with regard to the current state of radicalization of neoliberalism. Although the interpretation of the EU as a quintessential ordoliberal project will surely trigger objections, their emphasis on legal norms as social technology to advance neoliberal transformations is very well taken. Critical examination of forms of neoliberal oligarchy goes beyond staples of post-democracy. Aficionados of both national populism and traditional party organizations will dislike their message for those on the left who are keen to develop an alternative imaginary of the future.”
—Dieter Plehwe, co-editor of The Road from Mont Pèlerin: The Making of the Neoliberal Thought Collective

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