Understanding the current political/economic world — Quinn Slobodian’s Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism

Quinn Slobodian’s masterful exegesis, an old term befitting his subject, tells of the Ur group of thinkers who formulated the assumptions and prescriptions of global neoliberalism. This intellectual history tells of their underlying semi-delusional nostalgia for the Austro-Hungarian Empire after World War I when beliefs about the smooth functioning of the old order ignored its … Read more Understanding the current political/economic world — Quinn Slobodian’s Globalists: The End of Empire and the Birth of Neoliberalism

Climate Crisis, Fascism and the End of Neoliberalism

Unchecked climate change will, almost inevitably, galvanize fascism and bring an end to capitalism as we know it. Although the far right today comprises climate-change deniers, its leaders will see in the unfolding of climate change an unparalleled opportunity. Mass migrations, panic and economic crisis will spur a xenophobic and authoritarian populist movement in the … Read more Climate Crisis, Fascism and the End of Neoliberalism

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