This is Not Normal

William Davies

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Verso Books
28 September 2021
ISBN: 9781839760990
Paperback

From the publisher

The UK has been in a crisis of its own making: from the 2018 Financial Crash to Covid 19 and the collapse of Brexit negotiations in 2021. What just happened? This Is Not Normal takes stock of a historical moment that no longer recognises itself. Davies tells a story of the apparently chaotic and irrational events, and extracts their underlying logic and long-term causes. What we are seeing is the effects of the 2008 financial crash, the failure of the British neoliberal project, the dying of Empire, and the impact of the changes that technology and communications have had on the idea of the public sphere as well as the power of information. This is an essential book for anyone who wants to make sense of this current moment.