With Pierre Bourdieu’s death from cancer in 2002, France lost one of its most active and significant intellectuals. Having written over 25 books and founding the magazine Liber in 1989, Bourdieu was a leading voice for the left, both in France and throughout the world.
In Firing Back: Against the Tyranny of the Market 2, seven of Bourdieu’s speeches from 1999–2000 are collected in this slim volume. Unfortunately for Bourdieu, his final written attempt to exposit the danger of the capitalist market is a failure. His words come off as if they are the desperate, rambling plea of a disgruntled ideologue in the winter of his life. Worried that after dozens of books his message still hasn’t been consumed, he offers 96 pages of clichéd, socialistic vitriol. [MORE]