False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism

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Granta Books, 1998 - Capitalism - 234 pages
In this passionate polemic against the utopia of the free market, Gray, a former supporter of the New Right, argues that the conventional political solutions of conservatism and social democracy are no longer viable.

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User Review  - vguy - LibraryThing

Bit strident at first: rather too much the parti pris Jeremiad against capitalism with a touch of reification - capitalism taking on the aspect of a hated idol. Later more interesting as he starts to ... Read full review

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The portuguese translation of False Dawn, this is an important and timely study of free market capitalism and its social consequences. Although free market ideologues will probably dismiss most of the ... Read full review


Engineering free markets
What globalization is not
How global free markets favour the worst kinds

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John Gray was born on April 17, 1948 in South Shields, England. He received a B.A., M.Phil., and D.Phil. from Exeter College, Oxford. He taught at several universities including the University of Essex, Jesus College, Oxford, and the University of Oxford. He retired as Professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2008. He contributes regularly to The Guardian, The Times Literary Supplement and the New Statesman, where he is the lead book reviewer. He is the author of several books including False Dawn: The Delusions of Global Capitalism, Straw Dogs: Thoughts on Humans and Other Animals, Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and The Death of Utopia, and The Immortalisation Commission: Science and the Strange Quest to Cheat Death.

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