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

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"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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