Harald Welzer

Die smarte Diktatur

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ISBN: 978-3-10-002491-6


320 Pages, gebunden
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Our society is changing radically, but in ways which are almost invisible. Privacy is disappearing, the power of money is increasing hand-in-hand with inequality, and we keep buying ever more, destroying the foundations of our existence. Instead of seizing the chance of freedom – a freedom earned through hard and bitter histories – we are becoming consumer zombies, handing over self-determination to power-hungry industries which adore the word “smart”. Even more powerfully than in his last bestseller Selbst denken, Harald Welzer here describes the connections between such seemingly disparate topics as big data and climate change. His conclusion: spectatorship is an untenable position. If we want to keep our personal liberty, it is high time to fight back!

A passionate book countering the march of the new totalitarianism

About Harald Welzer

Harald Welzer, born 1958, is the director of Futurzwei – Stiftung Zukunftsfähigkeit as well as professor of transformation design at the University of Flensburg. He also lectures at the University of St. Gallen. His publications with S._Fischer include: “Opa war kein Nazi”: Nationalsozialismus im Familiengedächtnis (2002, with S. Moller and K. Tschuggnall), Täter: Wie aus ganz normalen Menschen Massenmörder werden (2005), Soldaten: Protokolle vom Kämpfen, Töten und Sterben (2011, with Sönke Neitzel); Der FUTURZWEI Zukunftsalmanach 2015/16 (2014), the hugely successful Selbst denken (2013), Autonomie: Eine Verteidigung (2015, with Michael Pauen) as well asDie smarte Diktatur: Der Angriff auf unsere Freiheit (‘The Smart Dictatorship: The Assault on Our Freedom’), 2016 . His works have been published in 21 countries.

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