Edited by John McDonnell
This book is a valuable collection of 16 short essays on the crisis facing modern Britain, coming up with progressive solutions which a Jeremy Corbyn-led government could usher in.
It is edited by and has an introduction by Labour’s shadow chancellor John McDonnell, a long-time socialist and close collaborator of Corbyn’s. He says: “We are seeking nothing less than to build a society that is radically fairer, more democratic and more sustainable, in which the wealth of society is shared by all.”
The first piece, by Antonia Jennings who teaches at the London School of Economics, starts by talking about democratising economics in a post-truth world. She advocates educating the public, who have been misled into accepting the Tory government’s line on austerity, that it is unavoidable and necessary.