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Thatcher, Thatcher, Thatcher

by John Gray from the London Review of Books There wasn’t anything inevitable about David Cameron’s rise. If Kenneth Clarke had stirred himself into running something like a campaign when competing for the leadership with Iain Duncan Smith and been ready to appear more tractable on Europe; if David Davis had moved decisively in the immediate aftermath [...]
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We simply do not know!

by John Gray from The London Review of Books The last two years, in which capitalism has suffered one of its periodic shocks, have given John Maynard Keynes a new lease of life. Events have demonstrated the limits of the theory that economies can be relied on to be stable if they are lightly regulated and otherwise [...]
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The Crisis of Global Capitalism: Ten Years On

Speaker: John Gray The financial upheavals of the past two years have occurred against the background of a decade of crisis in global capitalism. The neo-liberal model has collapsed. What comes next, and what are the geopolitical implications? John Gray is emeritus professor at LSE and author of Gray’s Anatomy: selected writings and False Dawn: delusions of [...]
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The Democratic Wish

by John Gray from The National John Keane’s new history shows that democracy is not a uniquely western invention. But this important revision, John Gray argues, does not add up to an argument for its necessity. The Life and Death of Democracy John Keane Simon & Schuster Dh174 Writing in 1908, the German thinker Max [...]
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The New Atheism

The New Atheism”, Theos/LICC lecture by Professor John N. Gray (June 16, 2008) John Gray, the author of “Black Mass: Apocalyptic Religion and the Death of Utopia” and former professor of European Thought at the London School of Economics gave a lecture on the New Atheism at an event co-hosted by Theos, the public theology think [...]
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