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The Age of Insecurity Paperback – 19 Jul 1999

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  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Verso Books; New edition edition (19 July 1999)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1859842259
  • ISBN-13: 978-1859842256
  • Product Dimensions: 19.7 x 13 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 540,644 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"A visionary leftist critique of the new world order." - Publishers Weekly "An acerbic and very funny critique of the culture of modern Britain on which conservatives would do well to reflect." - Wall Street Journal

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Larry Elliott is the Economics Editor for the Guardian. He the co-author of The Single Currency: Should Britain Join? Dan Atkinson is a reporter for the Guardian and the co-author of The Wreckers Lamp.

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10 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 24 Feb. 1999
Format: Hardcover
Elliot and Atkinson have written well and passionately about the failing of both the Thatcherite Right - and more compassionate successors - and the reincarnated Labour party. They want a world where markets are harnessed and people are free; the world they describe is the one we want to live in - but one which ceased to be a realistic option in around 1973. Nonetheless, like the devotion of Spurs supporters to their ill-fated team, the rhetorical commitment of the authors to socialism makes their book a worthwhile breath of fresh air.
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This is an inteligent, well written and extremely thought provoking book which takes a critical look at the current state of world free market capitalism. The main thrust of the books argument is that governments of the left have given up the fight in the reform of capitalism and in doing so have focussed their intervention onto the citizen, ie from market control to social control. I think this argument is very true looking at the policies of the British 'New Labour' government over the last 2 years. The book gives a very interesting cultural tour over the last 50 years which compliments the politcal sea changes over this period.
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