Everything Must Change! brings together prominent
commentators from around the world to present a rich and nuanced
weighing of progressive possibilities in the wake of the COVID-19
In these pages you’ll encounter influential voices across the left, ranging from Roger Waters to Noam Chomsky, Slavoj Žižek to Saskia Sassen. Gael García Bernal, Brian Eno, and Larry Charles examine
the pandemic’s more cultural and artistic consequences, touching on
topics of love, play, comedy, dreaming, and time. Their words sit
alongside analyses of the paradoxes and possibilities of debt,
internationalism, and solidarity by Astra Taylor, David Graeber, Vijay Prashad, and Stephanie Kelton.
surveillance and control measures in the name of public health are a
concern for many of the contributors here, including Shoshana Zuboff and Evgeny Morozov, as are the opportunities presented by the crisis for exploitation by financiers, technocrats, and the far right.
a return to the normal and, indeed, the notion that there ever was such
a thing, these conversations insist that urgent, systemic change is
needed to tackle not only the pandemics arising from the human
destruction of nature, but also the ceaseless debilitations of
contemporary global capitalism.
322 pages, paperback book.