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Mutant NeoliberalismMarket Rule and Political Rupture$
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William Callison and Zachary Manfredi

Print publication date: 2019

Print ISBN-13: 9780823285716

Published to Fordham Scholarship Online: May 2020

DOI: 10.5422/fordham/9780823285716.001.0001

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Neoliberalism’s Scorpion Tail

Neoliberalism’s Scorpion Tail

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Mutant Neoliberalism

Wendy Brown

Fordham University Press

Recent hard right political mobilizations in the West are commonly framed as rebellions against neoliberalism. This chapter questions that framing as it identifies neoliberal reason with the aim to replace robust democracy and social justice with authoritarian liberalism, traditional morality, and, of course, unregulated markets. Politically pacified citizens disciplined by patriarchal families and free markets, themselves secured by lean, strong states—this was the neoliberal dream. The dream twisted, of course, and the chapter concludes with reflections on the current conjuncture.

Keywords:   authoritarianism, democracy, libertarianism, markets, morals, neoliberalism, nihilism, psyche, society, social justice

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