In the Ruins of Neoliberalism : The Rise of Antidemocratic Politics in the West

Wendy Brown explains the hard-right turn in Western politics. She argues that neoliberalism’s intensification of nihilism coupled with its accidental wounding of white male supremacy generates an apocalyptic populism willing to destroy the world rather than endure a future in which this supremacy di...

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Main Author: Brown, Wendy
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: New York Columbia University Press 2019, ©2019
Series:The Wellek Library Lectures
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Collection: DeGruyter MPG Collection - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Summary:Wendy Brown explains the hard-right turn in Western politics. She argues that neoliberalism’s intensification of nihilism coupled with its accidental wounding of white male supremacy generates an apocalyptic populism willing to destroy the world rather than endure a future in which this supremacy disappears.
Nicholas Xenos, Director of the Amherst Program in Critical Theory:Brown attends to the perceived puzzles of neoliberalism that have baffled other analysts and solves them outright. In the Ruins of Neoliberalism offers a complete rethinking of our current political reality.Étienne Balibar, author of Secularism and Cosmopolitanism:In her fascinating book, Wendy Brown demonstrates that neoliberal rationality, more than merely economistic in spirit, also contains a reactionary moralism. The two elements dovetail in curtailing every form of equality. This has devastating effects, as we can observe in the world from Trump to Bolsonaro to Erdogan.
ISBN:978-0-231-55053-6