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Book review: The glass half-empty: debunking the myth of progress in the twenty-first century by Rodrigo Aguilera

Cossu, Elena (2020) Book review: The glass half-empty: debunking the myth of progress in the twenty-first century by Rodrigo Aguilera. USApp – American Politics and Policy Blog (22 Nov 2020). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In The Glass Half-Empty: Debunking the Myth of Progress in the Twenty-First Century, Rodrigo Aguilera challenges the arguments of the ‘New Optimists’, showing their progress narrative to be a conservative defence of the status quo that is ill-equipped to deal with pressing socioeconomic problems. In making clear that we do not live in the best of all possible worlds, this deep analysis offers a refreshing perspective on complex political and economic phenomena, writes Elena Cossu.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2020 The Author
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
J Political Science > JC Political theory
H Social Sciences > HV Social pathology. Social and public welfare. Criminology
Date Deposited: 17 Dec 2020 14:54
Last Modified: 08 Aug 2021 23:03
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/107770

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