Chapter One: The Unity of Liberalism.
Chapter Two: Questions of Method.
Chapter Three: The 'Open Society' and the Politics of Necessity.
Chapter Four: Tractatus Juridico-Economicus.
Chapter Five: Egoism and Common Decency.
Chapter Six: The Unconscious of Modern Societies.
Chapter Seven: From the Realm of Lesser Evil to the Best of Worlds.
Jean-Claude Michea is Professor of Philosophy at Lycee Joffre in Montpellier.
"In this highly original study of contemporary free-trade
liberalism, Jean-Claude Michea develops and brings to a conclusion
his decade-long duel with the bankrupt thinking of the
institutionalized Left. The originality of Michea's approach
consists in his strenuous effort to discover and unravel the
original populist themes in Marx's work, themes that return -
recycled and somewhat refashioned - in present-day liberal
individualism. This allows him to rewrite, in a controversial yet
fascinating manner, the history of modernity. The result is a book
that should be widely read and discussed and should stir up debate
across the social sciences, drowning as they now are in a stale
concoction of yesterday's intellectual fashions."
Zygmunt Bauman, Emeritus Professor of the University of Leeds