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The Left Alternative ➶ [Reading] ➸ The Left Alternative By Roberto Mangabeira Unger ➫ – Natus-physiotherapy.co.uk Confronting the major debates in the world today—about national alternatives and alternative globalizations—Unger shows that there is a set of initiatives that we can begin to develop with the mat Confronting the major debates in the world today—about national alternatives and alternative globalizations—Unger shows that there is a set of initiatives that we can begin to develop with the materials at hand Fully updated with a new preface The Left Alternative euips the Left with the ideas that it needs to overthrow the dictatorship of no alternatives.

  • Paperback
  • 197 pages
  • The Left Alternative
  • Roberto Mangabeira Unger
  • English
  • 19 December 2015
  • 9781844673704

About the Author: Roberto Mangabeira Unger

Roberto Mangabeira Unger born March is a philosopher and politician He has written notable works including Politics A Work In Constructive Social Theory and The Singular Universe and the Reality of Time He has developed his views and positions across many fields including social and political and economic theory In legal theory he is best known for his work in the s s whi.



5 thoughts on “The Left Alternative

  1. Jake Smaje Jake Smaje says:

    Unger's argument is ultimately for pragmatic innovation of institutions to become a calling card of the left Moving away from the social demcratic communist spectrum of the 19th and 20th centuries The first 40 pages are brilliant inspiring and important However after this point the writing is often dull repetitive and at times falls into the traps he levels at the traditional left Prescriptions such as reliance on VAT which he acknowledges ie regressive dont seem to be in keeping with his reimagining of the values and institutions of society Especially seeing as there are other tax ideas such as Georgism which should have been mentioned The book is also glaringly weak in another area He is talks of economic and social ineuality but not enviromental and biodiversity issues These issues will be core in the narrative of the left going forward so even though he was writing in 2005 his almost total forgetting of this topic is a weakness of the book If you are on the left but dont feel you fit comfortably into the current imagining of the spectrum it is worth reading this book However due to what it misses and the weakness of some of the prescriptions the book would struggle to inform a approach to a wide set of ideas The prose is also tricky and phrasing often frustrating

  2. Wersly Wersly says:

    This book has had a profound influence on my own personal politics how I approach politics Unger eschews a lot of the standard left wing 'faith in the state' tropes without falling into the common right wing trap of absolute faith idealization of the market of capitalism Instead there's a deeply humanist and refreshingly optimistic glow to Unger's writing and a strong streak of 'fuck it let's just go for it' experimentalism in the policy prescriptions he provides that supplants any left or right wing platitude spewing In this respect I believe Roberto Unger is one of the most creative and important political theorists of our time Read this bookOr if you're lazy watch this speech and you'll get a very solid idea of what this book is about;

  3. Michael Rohr Michael Rohr says:

    A very good analysis of the current world economic situation and set of proposals and strategies for remedying it Clearly and stirringly written but mostly at a uite abstract level it could use a lot examples Very much worth reading for those who want to know how to make the world a better place

  4. Pete Davis Pete Davis says:

    Incredible Highly recommend

  5. Siofra Dempsey Siofra Dempsey says:

    Wish it had been specific outlined plans for change Found it uite repetitive and lacking in substance Compelling writing

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