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  • Published: 10 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473564145
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

Another Now

Dispatches from an Alternative Present




What would a fair and equal society actually look like? The world-renowned economist and bestselling author presents his radical and subversive answer

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 book 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.

It is a book to return to, time and again, for ideas and provocation, for solace and inspiration.

  • Published: 10 September 2020
  • ISBN: 9781473564145
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 224

About the author

Yanis Varoufakis

Yanis Varoufakis is the former finance minister of Greece and the author of a memoir, Adults in the Room, and a history,And the Weak Suffer What They Must?, which reveal and explain the catastrophic mishandling of Europe since the financial crisis. Both were number one bestsellers. His latest bestseller is Talking To My Daughter About the Economy: A Brief History of Capitalism. Born in Athens in 1961, Yanis Varoufakis was for many years a professor of economics in Britain, Australia and the USA before he entered government and is currently Professor of Economics at the University of Athens. Since resigning from Greece's finance ministry he has co-founded an international grassroots movement, DiEM25, campaigning for the revival of democracy in Europe and speaks to audiences of thousands worldwide.

yanisvaroufakis.eu / @yanisvaroufakis

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Praise for Another Now

The reason Varoufakis seems to have captured the imaginations of so many is that his words about the European crisis speak universal truths about democracy, capitalism and social policy

Guardian

One of the most accurate and detailed descriptions of modern power ever written

Paul Mason (on Adults in the Room)

Superbly written … he was – and is – right

Martin Wolf (on Adults in the Room)

An important, terrifying must-read … Varoufakis has the greatest political virtues of all: courage and honesty

The Times (on Adults in the Room)

Utterly accessibly, deeply humane and startlingly original

Naomi Klein (on Talking to My Daughter)

One of my few heroes

Slavoj Zizek

The most interesting man in the world

Business Insider

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