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Paul Mason's Postcapitalism is proof that the left is out of ideas

It's in a long left-wing tradition of consolation and self-reassurance in the face of economic reality

1 August 2015

9:00 AM

1 August 2015

9:00 AM

The literary emissions of the left are hardly ever enjoyable, but they can be instructive. Last year Thomas Piketty’s Capital in the 21st Century became one of the biggest-selling political books of the year. Like a thousand-page Soviet report on tractor production, it hardly seemed intended to be read. The point of its success was that it could be said to ‘prove’ the left’s argument.

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