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By Eric Cazdyn, Imre Szeman

In energetic and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that modern thought of the area is disabled via a deadly flaw: the shortcoming to imagine "an after" to globalization. After setting up seven theses (on schooling, morality, historical past, destiny, capitalism, country, and customary experience) that problem the fake can provide that maintain this time-limit, After Globalization examines 4 well known thinkers (Thomas Friedman, Richard Florida, Paul Krugman and Naomi Klein) and the way their paintings is dulled via those gives you. Cazdyn and Szeman then converse to scholars from all over the world who're either unconvinced and bored with those provides and who comprehend the realm very another way than how it is popularly represented.

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The second context in which common sense is exposed to the air emerges out of the fear of limits. Common sense routinely fails to operate. When it becomes possible to speak of the “failure of the system” or assert that everything has to be changed because “the system no longer works,” this is another way of saying: we don’t believe in common sense. But this does not produce an end of common sense, only its rebound: for it is precisely common sense that is then invoked and celebrated in order to condemn the very common sense that caused the system to fail in the first place.

25 The principles remain the same, despite everything. What has changed, however, is simply the nature of the political project through which these principles might be actualized. Easy appeals, by political commentators and authors of books on current affairs, to the forward flow and political and economic efficacy of globalization are disappearing. There is a sense that the world faces all manner of challenges that require both serious reflection and action, and a major change in the way things operate.

Genocide, war, and the disregard for our fellow human beings are as much a product of education as ignorance. Producing justifications for violence in the name of education constitutes citizens who are internally split and perilously self-alienated. The dissimulated truth of education is power; and power dissimulated is more neurotic and dangerous than power acknowledged. Knowing and doing are not one. To know about a problem, to understand why and how it works, does not necessarily produce an active response.

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