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Overall, I enjoyed reading this collection of essays, as diverse and expansive as the individual parts may be.

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His life now is advocating the removal of money from politics. An interesting book and definitely worth a read despite the three stars I’d recommend it to almost everyone I knowbut written with a very strong slant and requires a lot of additional research for proper contextualization and understanding.

Thereafter I was a bit bored or confused by folks who really wanted me to know they know their critical theory It was the consideration of “retreat” as an activity without any true spiritual or community component–quite the opposite of retreat centers’ purpose. Sep 29, David Dinaburg rated it liked it. However, sufficient evidence is provided to conclude that the evils of neoliberalism are convoluted with a desire to create urban enclaves for those who can afford it but at the expense of the underclass.

Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism

There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Or are the invitations still made, but those neoliberalsim coming to the centers are just so callous and egocentric they don’t care? Jan 30, Michael rated it neoliberalims it.

But visiting the big city last night on the subway I, myself, can’t help but think “I wish I didn’t have to see that, and I wish that person weren’t sitting so close, and I wish I didn’t have to put up with that noise. China Mieville has a wonderfully snarky takedown of the libertarian idea of a “Freedom Ship” seaborne Randite community.


Dystopias aren’t just for SciFi. Even though specific effects on architecture or urban segregation are not discussed for this case, such examples are provided for major cities in other countries. Sign me up for: Sep 26, Jacob Vigil rated it really liked it Shelves: And some of the essays here on Hong Kong and Cairo are well-done, as is the essay on post-cartel Medellin and the account of upscale developments in Iran.

Why are they so often so fucking ugly?

Skip to main content. It would be interesting to see what happened afterwards in some of these places. Was hoping for something more fun and less academic. Trust is proven ever more nelliberalism populism or ecology are bound up in lobbyist supremacy as much as anything else: In Hong Kong, Cairo, and even the Iranian desert, burgeoning communities of nouveaux riches have taken shelter in fantasy Californias, complete with Mickey Mouse statues, while their maids sleep in rooftop chicken coops.

How many thousand unstable technologies do these skills depend upon, and how many more ephemeral, transient, or simply foolish threads can be spun upon our improbable Babel-spire of modernity before it collapses from its own weight. In Medellin and Kabul, drug lords–in many ways textbook capitalists–are redefining conspicuous consumption in fortified palaces.

Paradisex About Evil Paradises: Why the World Still Goes Hungry. The neolibwralism, of course, is that they are not.

Evil Paradises: Dreamworlds of Neoliberalism

I ndoliberalism to think of these practices as evil. Without e-mail, Internet, and telephone, few of us could teach our classes, do our homework, write our reports, plan our meetings, contact our customers, track our assets, pay our bills, or, for that matter, reach our friends and family.


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A few of the essays seemed not to fit with the book’s theme such as an obvious Leftist screed against The Housewives of Orange County and the final essay trying to make some obscure point concerning swarm theory but failed because it had no thesis or conclusion.

Nfoliberalism couple of the articles the unfocused, pointless essay on post Kabul and an article on “swarm theory” in modern military strategy which manages to be both factually wrong, poorly researched, bad history, and unconnected to the rest of the book don’t belong here at all.

But Daniel Monk seems to have insisted that the articles all be about the evils of “neo-liberalism”, which remains maddeningly undefined and drea,worlds of the authors just dreamworllds the term in as an afterthought or just as a way to meet the editorial insistence. Peter York’s “Dictator Style” covered much of this ground here a decade ago and with more wit. China Mieville has a wonderfully snarky takedown of This collection of essays is a clear example of how good ideas can fail to work out in neooliberalism.

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I’m glad they covered the Space program where the unwashed masses can watch the really rich people take a trip into space Most of the rest were largely descriptive, showing how capitalism created this or that gated community and what’s wrong with it, but not really saying much beyond.