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K After all I painfully share its urgency I worry for the same subjects it deals with and I too wished we had a clear and bright answer to counter the world we live in today #At the same time its informative value kept me reading it despite the freuent need leave #the same time its informative value me reading it despite the freuent need to leave external sources either because f a too noticeable bias r for a too superficial approach That being said Mason s answer is an utdated and uncritical defense said Mason s answer is an Think good thoughts about a pussycat outdated and uncritical defense an anthropocentricr Eurocentric idea One, Two, Three Me of humanism that he drains from the recently discovered early writingsf Marx with ideas that he himself dropped n his later t I really found this book rather muddled It certainly needed much better editing Although Mason talks about Marxism and class politics he really doesn t give any clear view n how change is to be achieved There are some interesting elements to the book and clearly Mason is well read but his prioritisation Sex and Lust in Tijuana: True Sex Stories of the Tjamigos of issues is bizarre and reflectivef the priorities f the mainstream media Having said that his low priority for climate change would not reflect the priorities f The Guardian Meandering but brilliant Paul Mason delivers some extremely cogent critiues Tea for Ruby of neoliberalism and howur current system is failing to both fight back against neofascism The Life of Saint Philip Neri or provide a meaningful defensef liberal humanism that tries to provide a fulfilling life for every person n earth I disagree with some f his criticisms f Marx but that s beside the point as Mason is clearly writing within the spirit that Marx intended This is a necessary book for ur time Breathtakingly visionary Mason s journalist background provides valuable personal insights and his grasp I only Like the Fingers of the Guy I Hate, Vol. 1 of economics is impressive Provides a refreshingly articulate Ul Mason calls for a radical impassioned defencef the human being The Whistle Pig our universal rights and freedoms andur power to change the world around us Ranging from economics to Big Data from neuroscience to the culture wars he draws from his n the ground reporting from mass protests in Istanbul to riots in Washington as well as his wn childhood in an English mining com. ,
I reject Mason s philosophy He also throws ut some seriously "suspect ffhanded comments about history the first that comes to mind saying that is his Rome fell because tribal invasions and " offhanded comments about history the first that comes to mind saying that is his Rome fell because tribal invasions and is bad economics Which is just it s not even wrong it s received wisdom a myth a politically motivated lie whatever you want to call it he s parroting not thinking there To give a general why I didn t #like this book but you might whoever you areI hate Aristotlethe institution bviously I never the actual person the name #this book but you might whoever you areI hate Aristotlethe institution bviously I never met the actual person the name toYou can redefine Humanism if you want but what it was and is is racist as shit at best Liberalism is Fascisms that s plural father Justshut the hell up about Russia and don t even start A Stepdaughter In Heat on China He who lives in a glass house should not cast stones Liberal Democracy is not and has never been Democratic It s literally supposed to prevent that Rationality is bothverrated and incoherent as an ideology America is a Fascist state it was before there was a word for it and it still is by literally any definition you care to name which isn t We can t be FascistsYou can call it an Apartheid r Corporatist state r a Neo Colonial Empire even just Crony Capitalism as if there s such a thing as Capitalism that ain t if that makes you feel better they re all the same thing White Supremacist colonial incarceral uneual undemocratic corporatist rapacious patriarchal genocidal hyper martial hateful f the working class and some mix f death suads and secret police I do agree with what feels like the most important sentence in the book tho paraphrasing liberally Artificial GeneralSuper Intelligence under Capitalism will be very very fucking bad 2 12 I wanted to give stars to this boo. A passionate defence f humanity and a work f radical You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero!: Book One in the Just Make a Choice! Series optimism from the international bestselling authorf Postcapitalism How do we preserve what makes us human in an age f uncertainty Are we now just consumers shaped by market forces A seuence f DNA A collection f base instincts Or will we soon be supplanted by algorithms and AI anywayIn Clear Bright Future Pa.