Ill Fares The Land: A Treatise On Our Present Discontents ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tony Judt

Ill Fares The Land: A Treatise On Our Present Discontents

Penguin
Publication date: April 2011
ISBN: 9780141962696
Digital Book format: ePub (Adobe DRM)

Buy ePub

Our price:
$11.99

'Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates, and men decay' - Oliver Goldsmith

Something is profoundly wrong with the way we live today. For thirty years we have made a virtue out of the pursuit of material self-interest: indeed, this very pursuit now constitutes whatever remains of our sense of shared purpose. But we have forgotten how to think about the life we live together: its goals and purposes. We are now not only post-ideological; we have become post-ethical. We have lost touch with the old questions that have defined politics since the Greeks: is it good? Is it fair? Is it just? Is it right? Will it help bring about a better society? A better world? The social contract that defined postwar life in Europe and America - the guarantee of security, stability and fairness - is no longer assured; in fact, it's no longer part of collective conversation.

In this exceptional short book, Tony Judt reveals how we have arrived at our present dangerously confused moment and masterfully crystallizes our great unease, showing how we might yet think ourselves out of it. If we are to replace fear with confidence then we need a different story to tell, about state and society alike: a story that carries moral and political conviction. Providing that story is the purpose of this book.

Please sign in to review this product.
Devices:
Ill Fares The Land: A Treatise On Our Present Discontents ePub (Adobe DRM) can be read on any device that can open ePub (Adobe DRM) files.

File Size:
1902 Kb
Language:
ENG
Copy From Text:
Disabled.
Printing:
Disabled.
Other books by Tony Judt
When the Facts Change: Essays 1995 - 2010 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tony Judt
When the Facts Change: Essays 1995 - 2010
Tony Judt
Vintage Digital, October 2015
ISBN: 9780099593430
Format: ePub
List Price: $20.78 Our price: $18.99
When the Facts Change: Essays 1995 - 2010 ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tony Judt
When the Facts Change: Essays 1995 - 2010
Tony Judt
Cornerstone Digital, January 2015
ISBN: 9780434023080
Format: ePub
List Price: $39.98 Our price: $35.99
The Memory Chalet ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tony Judt
The Memory Chalet
Tony Judt
Cornerstone Digital, November 2010
ISBN: 9780099555599
Format: ePub
List Price: $14.38 Our price: $11.99
Thinking the Twentieth Century ePub (Adobe DRM) download by Tony Judt
Thinking the Twentieth Century
Tony Judt & Timothy Snyder
Vintage Digital, February 2013
ISBN: 9780099563556
Format: ePub
List Price: $20.78 Our price: $18.99