Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present (Paperback)
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Another Now: Dispatches from an Alternative Present (Paperback)

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Published: 09/09/2021
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Star economist and author of Adults in the Room, Yanis Varoufakis returns with a compelling vision of what a new post-Capitalist society might look like.

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

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, Yanis Varoufakis draws on the greatest thinkers in European culture from Plato to Marx, as well as the great thought-experiments of science fiction, to offer us a dramatic and tantalising glimpse of a brave new world where the principles of democracy, equality and justice are truly embedded in our economy.

Through the eyes of three characters - a liberal economist, a radical feminist and a left-wing technologist - we come to see what would be needed to forge such a world but also at what cost. This transformative vision forces each of us to confront the profound questions and trade-offs that underpin all societies: how do we balance freedom with fairness? How do we unleash the best that humanity has to offer without opening the door to the worst?

Another Now offers answers to some of the most pressing questions of today. It also challenges us to consider how far we are willing to go in pursuit of our ideals.

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9781529110630
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

Combining a provocative thought-experiment with a deeply original sci-fi narrative, this book is both visionary in its search for new possibilities and realistic in its embrace of the complexities of our human nature - Alfonso Cuarón, Oscar-winning Director of Roma and Gravity

A landmark work ... A vision of a new society with new ways of thinking is possibly the most important thing an artist can offer at the moment - Brian Eno

I am enjoying Yanis Varoufakis's Another Now. The way we live is not inevitable - Jeanette Winterson

I could not recommend this more. If you're looking for a sense of optimism, a sense of political possibility, this book is very important - Owen Jones

From @yanisvaroufakis' sf novel ANOTHER NOW, the absolute best description of the scam of #InvestmentBanking I've ever read - Cory Doctorow on Twitter

There is something exciting, even invigorating, about envisioning this world alongside Varoufakis ... one finishes Another Now buzzing with a sense of possibility - The Monthly

Another Now is structurally, ideologically and linguistically an extraordinary work - Zoe Williams

I've absolutely loved reading [Another Now] ... the second I started reading it, it surprised and intrigued me - Matthew Taylor, RSA

Another Now is not only a marvellously good read - it is a notable addition to the literature of social change - The Wire

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 my few heroes - Slavoj Zizek

The most interesting man in the world - Business Insider

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“work of fiction”

I read Varoufakis for policy insight rather than fiction. I enjoyed the proposal of a hypothetical socio-economic structure and the critique of that alternative vision.

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