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The pandemic and its societal implications

Renata Avila and Srećko Horvat: Everything Must Change! The World After Covid-19

COVID-19: In a newly published interview anthology about the pandemic, Roger Waters says that war and climate change are killing us faster than anything else, but the breathing pause that began in March 2020 may still open up other alternatives. At the same time, the entire anthology presupposes digital technology – for which we can all be grateful.

To look at the present as the past of the future

ACCELERATION: We have interviewed the thinker Armen Avanessian about "accelerationism" and the possibility of a new political thinking.

Neoliberalism as a more indirect art of governing?

Svein Hammer: Social democracy versus neoliberalism. Norwegian governing art 1814–2020

MANAGEMENT: This is a book about what neoliberalism is – also as a more indirect art of governing

A liberal left?

Accelerationism: Several thinkers believe it is possible for what they call a rather complacent left to carve out a better and freer future through capitalism and technology.

Pain culture and mental strategies

Arne Johan Vetlesen: Pain in our time

PAIN: As in the movie Joker, pain and abuse can build up and become dangerous, explosive and ultimately murderous.

Foucault and neoliberalism

Now: Agora Nos. 3–4

PHILOSOPHY: Shortly after Agora's magnificent publication on populism, the magazine follows up with an even thicker publication. This time it is about Michel Foucault and his pioneering lecture series on neoliberalism.

From social democracy to neoliberalism

Ola realized: The market turnaround

: How is the development of society understood? Through ideas, actors and concrete processes, or through discourses, management techniques and projects for social formation? MODERN TIMES's Svein Hammer picks up two books that are in relation to each other (one his own).

Together we are less alone

George Monbiot: Out of the Wreckage

COOPERATION: The competitive principle of neoliberalism goes against our nature. It is cooperation that is unique to our species – and cooperation that can save us.

The children of neoliberalism live in front of the screen

Shaun Scott :: Millennials and the Moments That Made Us: A Cultural History of the US from 1982-Present

: Author Shaun Scott uses fragments from his own life, neoliberal economic politics, pop culture, sports and video games to describe and understand the millennial generation.

Liberal and anarchist

: The weekly magazine The Economist marked its 15th anniversary on 175 September with a manifesto against weakened liberal values.