August 2nd, 2014 | by
Maarten | published in FOCUS, politiek | Comments Off on Reviving social democracy
Ill Fares the Land is a passionately argued book in which Tony Judt attempts to blow new life into social democracy. He argues that we need to include social values again in our political discourse, that we need to recast our public conversation, and that young people should again act on their feelings of unease about the political direction the world is heading in.
April 23rd, 2014 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Tony Judt, Ill Fares The Land
Tony Judt, one of the world’s leading historians and intellectuals, argues that we must look to our recent past and once again value fairness over mere efficiency. This concentrated expression of a lifetime’s concerns gives us the tools with which to imagine a new form of governance and a better way of life.
November 3rd, 2013 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Nick Cohen, What’s Left?
Flailing in a quagmire of mashed-up values and watered-down principles, the Left now defends fascists and champions a crippling cultural relativism that preaches ‘tolerance’ at the expense of justice, truth and freedom.
February 4th, 2012 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Marwan Bishara, The Invisible Arab
Today’s Arab generations are finishing the job their grandparents started several decades ago by extending the liberation of the land to its people, and in the process, recovering their personal and national dignity.
December 31st, 2011 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Tom Engelhardt (editor), The World According to Tomdispatch
This comprehensive volume offers readers a chance to catch up on some of the finest political analysis of our age, from Afghanistan and Iraq through Guantánamo and extraordinary rendition, Hurricane Katrina, global warming, black gold, and the misbegotten “clash of civilizations.”
December 5th, 2011 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Joseph Stiglitz, Freefall
When the world economy went into freefall, so too did our unquestioning faith in markets. But what happens now?
October 17th, 2011 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Robert Fisk, The Age of the Warrior
In a journalistic world where criticism of authority is considered subversive, The Age of the Warrior is a vital, provocative and insightful work from one of our most popular and indefatigable journalists.
June 5th, 2011 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on David Edwards and David Cromwell, Newspeak in the 21st Century
Newspeak is packed with forensic media analysis, revealing the lethal bias in “balanced” reporting. Even the “best” UK media — the Guardian, the Independent, Channel 4 News and the BBC — turn out to be cheerleaders for government, business and war.
February 18th, 2011 | by
Maarten | published in Boeken Maarten | Comments Off on Noam Chomsky, Hopes and Prospects
In Hopes and Prospects, Noam Chomsky examines the challenges of our early twenty-first century. He explores obstacles and threats such as the widening gap between North and South America, US exceptionalism (which continues under Obama), the fiascos of Iraq and Afghanistan, the US-Israeli assault on Gaza and the recent financial bailouts.