qJames Scott is one of the great political thinkers of our time. No one else has the same ability to pursue a simple, surprising idea, kindly but relentlessly, until the entire world looks different. In this book, he also demonstrates a skill shared by the greatest radical thinkers: to reveal positions we've been taught to think of as extremism to be emanations of simple human decency and common sense.q--David Graeber, author of qDebt: The First 5, 000 Yearsq qBuilding on the insights of his masterful qSeeing Like a State, q James Scott has written a powerful and important argument for social organization that resists the twin poles of Big Corporations and Big Governments. In an age increasingly shaped by decentralized, bottom-up networks, qTwo Cheers for Anarchismq gives timely new life to a rich tradition of political thought.q--Steven Johnson, author of qWhere Good Ideas Come From: The Natural History of Innovationq and qFuture Perfect: The Case for Progress in a Networked Ageq qI am a big fan of James Scott. In this highly readable and thought-provoking book, he reveals the meaning of his 'anarchist' sensibility through a series of wonderful personal stories, staking out an important position and defending it in a variety of contexts, from urban planning to school evaluation. I don't know of anyone else who has defined this viewpoint so successfully.q--Francis Fukuyama, author of qThe Origins of Political Orderq qThe ambition of this book is compelling and contagious. Combining the populist rhetoric of Thomas Paine with the ferocious satire of Jonathan Swift, James Scott makes a wonderfully simple and potent argument in favor of mutualism, creativity, local knowledge, and freedom. I predict that this will become one of the most influential books in political theory and public debate for the twenty-first century.q--Georgi Derluguian, author of qBourdieu's Secret Admirer in the CaucasusqIn this book, he also demonstrates a skill shared by the greatest radical thinkers: to reveal positions wea#39;ve been taught to think of as extremism to be emanations of simple human decency and common sense.
|Title||:||Two Cheers for Anarchism|
|Author||:||James C. Scott|
|Publisher||:||Princeton University Press - 2012|