Theme: Political Economy | Content Type: Book review

Review: Cannibal Capitalism. How Our System Is Devouring Democracy, Care, and the Planet—and What We Can Do About It, by Nancy Fraser

Alexandre Leskanich



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Today, a mood of crisis is pervasive. This mood reflects a reality in tatters; one which cannot be evaded through intentional ignorance of it. That's because the conditions that define it constitute afflictions on a global scale: ones which stem from the wholesale looting and pillaging of the planet we share in common; from the confiscation of the time and labour of all human beings, who require adequate air, shelter, water, food, clothing and companionship, the supply of which is now increasingly compromised by the very system supposed to vouchsafe them.

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Volume 94, Issue 4

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Volume 94, Issue 4

Includes a collection on Scottish Politics After Sturgeon, edited by Ben Jackson and Anna Killick. This features articles such as 'Independence is not Going Away: The Importance of Education and Birth Cohorts' by Lindsay Paterson; 'Diary of an SNP First Minister: A Chronopolitics of Proximity and Priorities' by Hannah Graham; and 'Politics, the Constitution and the Independence Movement in Scotland since Devolution' by Malcolm Petrie. There are a wide range of other articles including 'Unlocking the Pensions Debate: The Origins and Future of the ‘Triple Lock’ by Jonathan Portes and 'The Politics of England: National Identities and Political Englishness' by John Denham and Lawrence Mckay. Finally, there is a selection of book reviews such as Branko Milanovic's review of Equality: The History of an Elusive Idea by Darrin M. McMahon, and Alexandre Leskanich's review of Cannibal Capitalism by Nancy Fraser.

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