“With exemplary lucidity, passion and brevity, Carolin Emcke anatomizes a toxic political emotion – and the many insidious, even benign, forms it increasingly assumes in public life. Against Hate is an urgent and necessary book, and all those who seek a way out of our current impasse should read it.”
“The Joy of Missing Out makes a powerful, compelling, and much-needed argument for self-restraint – on pragmatic grounds, moral grounds, psychological grounds, and even aesthetic grounds. Be sure to read this book before your next shopping trip, or job-change, or relationship-change. This is as good a case as I have seen for when and why less can be more.”
Barry Schwartz, author of The Paradox of Choice and co-author of Practical Wisdom
In this short book, Žižek examines the significance of The Communist Manifesto today, arguing that its ideas remain highly relevant. Though new technologies and automation might seem to free us from old capitalist hierarchies, Žižek argues that the privatisation of intellectual property by companies exemplifies a new means of worker exploitation.
“What is our task today? Reading Trump as the symptom of global capitalism’s political crisis, Badiou compellingly argues that our task is to bring into existence a strategic choice between capitalism and communism. Anything less confines us to the present’s democratic fascism. This crucial intervention eschews fear and despair as it finds hope in the creation of a divisive, communist politics.”
“Ever controversial, Victoria Bateman’s new book will cause a stir. While fun and engaging, it also packs a serious punch and explodes the myth that economics is gender neutral. If you are passionate about economics and feminism, this is well worth a read.”
Ayesha Hazarika, former special adviser to Gordon Brown, Harriet Harman and Ed Miliband; political commentator, broadcaster and stand-up comedian