|Ill Fares The Land
A Treatise On Our Present Discontents
|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. We know what things cost but have no idea what they are worth. We no longer ask: is it good? Is it fair? Is it just? Is it right? Will it help bring about a better society?
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.