The global financial crisis and its history: responses to Adam Tooze's Crashed

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Spring 2019

Adam Tooze’s Crashed: How a Decade of Financial Crises Changed the World (2018) is a hugely significant retrospective on the politics and economics of the past decade. Although written from a perspective sympathetic to the left, it centres on two areas –the daily operations of international finance, and the shifting configurations of global geopolitics – that still confuse and alienate socialist thinkers and movements. Crashed will already be familiar to many readers, and it has already attracted a huge range of reviews. Here, we gather three perspectives on the book’s central arguments, and how they differ from other dominant analyses of our current moment.

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