Thought and not solely anti as the black and white world he wants to portray in what becomes almost a childish and blind struggleSo decent historical information and ood context for the
CURRENT HAPPENINGS BUT NO SOLID SIGHT happenings But no solid sight how to et to that clear and bright future I really found this book rather muddled It certainly needed much better editing Although Mason talks about Marxism and class politics he really doesn t ive any clear view on how change is to be achieved There are some interesting elements to the book and clearly Mason is well read but his prioritisation of issues is bizarre and reflective of the PRIORITIES OF THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA HAVING SAID THAT HIS of the mainstream media Having said that his priority for climate change would not reflect the priorities of The Guardian Meandering but brilliant paul mason delivers some extremely cogent critiues Paul Mason delivers some extremely cogent critiues neoliberalism and how our current system is failing to both fight back against neofascism or provide a meaningful defense of liberal humanism that tries to provide a fulfilling life for every person on earth I disagree with some of his criticisms of Marx but that s beside the point as Mason is clearly writing within the spirit that Marx intended This is a necessary book for our time Breathtakingly visionary Mason s journalist background provides valuable personal insights and his rasp of economics is impressive Provides a refreshingly articulate critiue of Mr Trump etcThe Times UK said wide reaching Yep A very in depth analysis of class economics humanism and Marxism Great read 65th book for 2019Marxism like economics has the unfortunate effect of freezing my brain I read but I don t understand Sadly I think I am just not suited for Mason s books2 star. Munity to show how the notion of humanity has become eroded as never beforeIn this book Paul Mason argues that we are still capable through language innovation and co operation of shaping our future He offers a vision of humans as than puppets customers or cogs in a machine This work of radical optimism asks Do you want to be controlled Or do you want something bett. Who lives in a lass house should not cast stones
*liberal democracy is *Democracy is and has never been Democratic It s literally supposed to prevent that Rationality is both overrated and incoherent as an ideology America is a Fascist state it was before there was a word for it and it still is by literally any definition you care to name which isn t We can t be FascistsYou can call it an Apartheid or Corporatist state or a Neo Colonial Empire even just Crony Capitalism as if there s such a thing as Capitalism that ain t if that makes you even just Crony Capitalism as if there s such a thing as Capitalism that ain t if that makes you better they re all the same thing White Supremacist colonial incarceral uneual undemocratic corporatist rapacious patriarchal enocidal hyper martial hateful of the working class and some mix of death suads and secret police I do agree with what feels like the most important sentence in the book tho paraphrasing liberally Artificial GeneralSuper Intelligence under Capitalism will be very very fucking bad 2 12 I wanted to ive stars to this book After all I painfully share its urgency I worry for the same subjects it deals with and I too wished we had a clear and bright answer to counter the world we live in today At the same time its informative value kept me reading it despite the freuent need to leave for external
*sources either because of a too noticeable bias or for a too superficial approach That being said Mason *either because of a too noticeable bias or for a too superficial approach That being said Mason answer is an outdated and uncritical defense of an anthropocentric or Eurocentric idea of humanism that he drains from the recently discovered early writings of Marx with ideas that he himself dropped on his later thoughts and worksHe does this defense by annoyingly and too simplistically rejecting all postmodern and post humanist. Ul Mason calls for a radical impassioned defence of the human being our universal rights and freedoms and our power to change the world around us Ranging from economics to Big Data from neuroscience to the culture wars he draws from his on the Eternal Quest ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington as well as his own childhood in an English mining com.