Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781842779378 Published January 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $81.95 ISBN: 9781842779361 Published January 2008 For sale in North and South America only

Progress

Can We Do Without It?

Massimo L. Salvadori

Progress

Massimo L. Salvadori

Distributed for Zed Books

128 pages | 5.0625 x 7.8125
Paper $34.95 ISBN: 9781842779378 Published January 2008 For sale in North and South America only
Cloth $81.95 ISBN: 9781842779361 Published January 2008 For sale in North and South America only
We are now experiencing immense progress, but as an idea it seems inadequate. Our focus is now on insecurity, threat and a sense that economic growth has come at the price of environmental devastation. 

In a passionate attempt to 'give a future to the future' Massimo Salvadori traces the turbulent history of an idea. Looking at both its seductiveness and the reasons for its defeats, this book takes us on a journey through revolution, communism, Nazism, social democracy and globalization. It is only by understanding what actually happened to progress, he argues, that we can hope for real development in future. 

This powerful essay by a leading political thinker is a manifesto for our times. 
Contents
Introduction
1. The Parabola of an Idea
2. Reformists and Revolutionaries
3. Communism in Power
4. Nazism and the Myth of Lost Purity
5. The Social Democratic Vision
6. Globalization and the Ethics of Competition
7. Democracy: Between Value and Reality
8. Can we give up the Idea of Progress?
9. Giving the Future a Future
Bibliographical Note
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