Monday, December 7, 2009

Tony Judt on Social Democracy

“Why is it that here in the United States we have such difficulty even imagining a different sort of society from the one whose dysfunctions and inequalities trouble us so? We appear to have lost the capacity to question the present, much less offer alternatives to it. Why is it so beyond us to conceive of a different set of arrangements to our common advantage?”

In the current New York Review of Books, Tony Judt explores the history of our apparent inability to discuss social problems in moral terms. More here.

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