Strongmen Back Cover


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Trump, Modi, Erdogan, Duterte

Edited by Vijay Prashad
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The monsters have returned. They are led by strong men – by Trump, by Modi, by Erdoğan, by Duterte and by others. But these are not really strong men. These are men who pretend to be strong, who hide behind ugly rhetoric that befuddles the masses, but who are nothing other than cowardly when it comes to social reality. Rather than confront the difficult problems that face us – problems of unemployment and starvation, humiliation and inequality – they take refuge in an easy rhetoric of hate. It is so much easier to hate than to spend the time necessary to build the ramparts of a future world, one where the catastrophic social problems of today no longer define human existence. But the monsters of today – the morbid symptoms of this period of transition – do not care to tackle the problems of society. They blink at them, nod at them, and then move on to harsher prescriptions.


Publisher: Folio Books
Binding: Paperback
ISBN: 978-969-7834-01-3
Publishing date: May 2018
Rights: Pakistan
Pages: 101
Availability: In Stock