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Let's not beat around the bush: Fisher's compulsively readable book is simply the best diagnosis of our predicament that we have! Through examples from daily life and popular culture, but without sacrificing theoretical stringency, he provides a ruthless portrait of our ideological misery. Although the book is written from a radically Left perspective, Fisher offers no easy solutions. Capitalist Realism is a sobering call for patient theoretical and political work. It enables us to breathe freely in our sticky atmosphere. -- Slavoj Zizek
What happened to our future? Mark Fisher is a master cultural diagnostician, and in Capitalist Realism he surveys the symptoms of our current cultural malaise. We live in a world in which we have been told, again and again, that There Is No Alternative. The harsh demands of the 'just-in-time' marketplace have drained us of all hope and all belief. Living in an endless Eternal Now, we no longer seem able to imagine a future that might be different from the present. This book offers a brilliant analysis of the pervasive cynicism in which we seem to be mired, and even holds out the prospect of an antidote. -- Steven Shaviro, Author of Connected and Doom Patrols
Mark Fisher is a writer and lecturer who maintains a highly successful weblog. He lives in the UK.
Excellent analysis with lots of current examples to really drive his message home. Beautifully written. A pleasure to read.Published 1 month ago by Andreas S.
The Kindle edition states that it has real page numbers, which was not the case when I received it.Published 3 months ago by TheOwl
An excellent and exciting read for anyone interested in how Capitalism functions.Published 4 months ago by Matt
I loved his Instant Millionaire book but just could not get into this book for some reason - we have to try it another dayPublished 22 months ago by Pamela Adams
There was a time when the best philosophy books were short and well argued (one is reminded of Hume, Locke, and Plato's dialogues). Read morePublished on July 24, 2013 by CB
With such an important message that Mr. Fisher should want to convey to as much of the public as possible, this book was written with a thesaurus in one hand and a dictionary in... Read morePublished on April 22, 2013 by Gerald S. Athey
Mark Fisher in his new book Capitalist Realism affirms the exhaustion and collapse into decadence of a world that is not only artificial but is itself the productive force of an... Read morePublished on February 14, 2011 by Steven Craig Hickman
Fisher's "Capitalist Realism" is a fast read, augmented by its fragmented inter-disciplinary analysis of how postmodernism/late capitalism has developed over the last decade. Read morePublished on November 2, 2010 by Ivan M