• ISBN: (Paperback)9780522861433
  • ISBN: (E-Book)9780522861440
  • PUBLISHED:01/Jun/2012
  • IMPRINT:Melbourne University Press
  • SUBJECT:Politics & government

Left Turn

Antony Loewenstein, Jeff Sparrow

  • Paperback $24.99
  • E-Book $12.99

Political Essays for the New Left

Left Turn shows why the left should be taken seriously. The essays are passionate, relevant and radical, by voices that are dying to be heard in an increasingly barren media landscape.

The 2008 financial crisis opened the door for a bold, progressive social movement. But despite widespread revulsion at economic inequity and political opportunism, after the crash very little has changed.
Has the Left failed? What agenda should progressives pursue? And what alternatives do they dare to imagine?
Left Turn is aimed at the many Australians disillusioned with the political process. It includes passionate and challenging contributions by a diverse range of writers, thinkers and politicians, from Larissa Behrendt and Christos Tsiolkas to Guy Rundle and Lee Rhiannon. These essays offer perspectives largely excluded from the mainstream. They offer possibilities for resistance and for a renewed struggle for change.

About the authors

Antony Loewenstein is an independent Australian journalist, blogger, photographer and documentarian. He is the author of two bestselling books, My Israel Question and The Blogging Revolution, co-author of For God's Sake, co-editor of Left Turn and After Zionism and has written for The Guardian, The Nation, Huffington Post, The Sydney Morning Herald, Haaretz and other prominent publications. He appears on the BBC, Al Jazeera English, ABC and many other media outlets. He is a Research Associate at the University of Technology's Australian Centre for Independent Journalism.
Jeff Sparrow is the editor of Overland literary journal, and works at Victoria University. He is the co-author, with sister Jill, of Radical Melbourne: A Secret History and Radical Melbourne 2: The Enemy Within, and the author of Communism: A Love Story (shortlisted for the Colin Roderick Award) and Killing: Misadventures in Violence (a finalist in the Melbourne Prize for Literature Best Writing Award 2009).

Author links

Visit Antony's website:  antonyloewenstein.com

Follow Antony on Twitter: twitter.com/antloewenstein

Visit Jeff's website: jeffsparrow.net

Follow Jeff on Twitter: twitter.com/Jeff_Sparrow

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    • Profits of Doom
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