Charting a revolution's evolution

Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere by Paul Mason. Verso, €16.35. Reviewed by Peter Geoghegan.

29th January, 2012
Charting a revolution's evolution
A car burns as riot police patrol the streets of Athens in Greece. Photo: Getty

Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere by Paul Mason


"It is easier to imagine the end of the world than it is to imagine the end of capitalism," wrote Fredric Jameson, a leading theorist of post-modernism, in 2003. Not any more, it isn't. If the culmination of Francis Fukuyama's Whiggish book The End Of History And The Last Man was the collapse of Lehman Brothers in 2008 - scuttling liberal democracy's claims to historical inevitability -...

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