Another Now: Dispatches From An Alternative Present

Varoufakis, Yanis


What would a fair and equal society look like? Imagine it is now 2025 and that years earlier, in the wake of the world financial crisis of 2008, a new post-Capitalist society had been born. In this ingenious book, world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis draws on the greatest thinkers in European culture from Plato to Marx to offer us a dramatic and tantalising glimpse of this brave new world, where the principles of democracy, equality and justice are truly served. But in setting out what would be needed to forge such a society, he identifies a painful but important truth: that the greatest obstacles to making such a vision a reality lie within each of us. This text offers answers to some of the most pressing questions of today. It also challenges us to consider how we might answer them in our lives.

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Publish Date: 10/09/2020


Imagine a world with no banks. No stock market. No tech giants. No billionaires.

Imagine if Occupy and Extinction Rebellion actually won.

In Another Now world-famous economist Yanis Varoufakis shows us what such a world would look like. Far from being a fantasy, he describes how it could have come about – and might yet. But would we really want it?

Varoufakis’s boundary-breaking new book confounds expectations of what the good society would look like and reveals the uncomfortable truth about our desire for a better world…

‘Visionary’ Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar-winning Director of Roma and Gravity

‘A landmark work’ Brian Eno

‘I could not recommend this more’ Owen Jones

‘An extraordinary work’ Zoe Williams

‘I am enjoying Yanis Varoufakis’s Another Now. The way we live is not inevitable’ Jeanette Winterson

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Weight 350 g
Dimensions 225 × 145 × 24 mm










306.3 (edition:23)


College – higher education / Code: F