By Eric Cazdyn, Imre Szeman

In full of life and unflinching prose, Eric Cazdyn and Imre Szeman argue that modern thought of the area is disabled through 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 grants 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 by means of those gives you. Cazdyn and Szeman then communicate to scholars from world wide who're either unconvinced and bored with those provides and who comprehend the area very in a different way than how it is popularly represented.

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And it has. 21 But the admission that history has come back – not that it was there all along, hidden or obscured, but gone (for the two decades of globalization) and then returned (the present moment) – does not bring with it an admission that anything of great significance has changed with respect to the momentum or movement of history. To be clear: for Fukuyama, the end of history means that humanity has matured to the point where Western liberal democracy is the only game in town; for Kagan, Western liberal democracy is also the only legitimate, mature political form.

Unlike Bill Clinton’s parsing of another sentence (“I did not have sexual relations with that woman” that was about evasion and the gratuitous use of his intellect to obscure and defend himself against an act that was as clear as day), Obama conducted his parsing in an attempt to return to what was at stake following 9/11. Indeed, if Clinton would have used his legal, rhetorical, and philosophical acumen to argue for why it wasn’t the worst crime in the world to have an affair with Monica Lewinski (and that the obsession with the affair is a symptom of a US culture not only saturated by a sensationalized media but also by hypocritical moral positions), one wonders if the anti-intellectualism (and perhaps even the anti-Americanism) that proliferated during the Bush era would have been so strong.

The consent named here is the consent to be ruled, to participate in an unjust system, and to engage in a mode of life that for the vast majority is far less than it could be – an empirical point and not mere utopian imagining. Hegemony identifies the way in which virtually every aspect of social life is structured to legitimate a social system that benefits certain social interests over others. The components of hegemony include everything, from the social and political “givens” one learns during one’s education to everyday norms of 35 The Afterlife of Globalization behavior; from the character and nature of social relations to the legitimating structure of political systems; from the constituent elements of the family to the expected narrative trajectory of an individual life.

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