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Lucas Rizoli

Joined 11 months ago

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Success! Lucas Rizoli has read 36 of 27 books.

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Capitalist Realism (2009, Zero Books) 4 stars

It is easier to imagine the end of the world than the end of capitalism. …

Quick, provocative, useful

5 stars

I appreciate Fisher's clear identification of three fissures (eh?) in capitalist realism to explore and exploit (though he only skips chapters off the surface of the latter two): environmental catastrophes, mental health issues endemic to Western cultures, and center-less deracinating bureaucracy.

All the book’s arguments, insights, and examples are relevant and clear. I could roll them around, poke at them, find faults, find ways to fit them with or compare them against others, prove and store them for later. It's wide-ranging, provocative, but not so wild or different from what (in 2021) is beached like dead whales on the shores of the WEIRD middle class.