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on 2 September 2012
For more than thirty years a small town called Marinaleda in the province of Seville in Spain has been a shining example of true socialism. Led by its local mayor, the charismatic Juan Manuel Sánchez Gordillo, Marinaleda has seen the expropriation of agricultural land for co-operative use, the development of a unique form of truly socialist housing provision completely immune from the Spanish property crisis, the introduction of a working and effective participatory democracy and, perhaps most impressively, the achievement for decades of full employment (this in a region characterised by jobless rates of 40 per cent or more). In this highly welcome e-book Dan Hancox tells the town's story in a lucid, accessible and uplifting manner.

In an era of rampant economic crisis, the radical and successful political path that Marinaleda has followed is a wonderful example of what can be done when people struggle together to pursue truly radical socialist policies. Marinaleda provides a wonderful and refreshing example that another and better world is indeed possible.
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on 28 August 2012
This book takes you inside the current Spanish economic crisis in an entertaining & digestible way. Serious pieces of commentary on historic & current events are interspersed with some witty observations about Spanish society & language. Wants you make to visit Marinaleda, the utopia at the centre of the piece, & meet its eccentric & inspiring mayor. Also - it's cheaper than a pint in London and lasts longer!
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on 26 November 2012
The subject itself is great and theres some fascinating quotes and experiences described, but theres quite a bit of irrelevant junk in there too and its quite short
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on 10 July 2015
Useful and interesting account; would have enjoyed more detail and a longer stay for the writer!! Interesting historical facts and analysis.
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on 25 December 2015
Great
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on 2 October 2012
It's a well written book but it starts with a load of baggage from the author. Spain is a mess of conflicting demands which center on how much can be taken out of society and the economy and neglects what needs to be put in. The Spaniards are lovely people with no interest in economics and no awareness of how the Euro would eventually crucify their economy. Spain is a lesson that not all change is progress. I hope they make it out their crisis, I really do, but they don't yet understand how much they need to change.
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