Everything Must Change! The World After COVID-19

DiEM25 TV : a radically hopeful and constructive Television programme — has brought you fascinating talks during the coronavirus crisis. Now you can read Everything Must Change! 

Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we’ve featured greats such as Noam Chomsky, Saskia Sassen, Slavoj Žižek, Astra Taylor, Brian Eno, Stefania Maurizi and Gael García Bernal live on our Youtube channel. And you’ve been able to discuss issues like corona-neo-fascism, love, hope and humour in times of coronavirus, as well as the EU’s abject failure to deal with this crisis.

Everything Must Change! brings together these prominent commentators from around the world to present a rich and nuanced weighing of progressive possibilities in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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.

Burgeoning 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.

Against 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.

Read an excerpt and purchase the book here!

You can discover and/or revisit our DiEMTV videos on Youtube. They include:

Interviews and talks with prominent thinkers of our time

‘Another Now’ Series hosted by Yanis Varoufakis

‘The Virus Mythologies’ Series hosted by Srećko Horvat

 

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