By David Harvey
Liberty and freedom are usually invoked to justify political motion. Presidents as different as Woodrow Wilson, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, John F. Kennedy, Ronald Reagan, and George W. Bush have outfitted their regulations on a few model of those noble values. but in perform, idealist agendas frequently flip bitter as they confront particular situations at the floor. confirmed by means of incidents at Abu Ghraib and Guantánamo Bay, the pursuit of liberty and freedom can result in violence and repression, undermining our belief in common theories of liberalism, neoliberalism, and cosmopolitanism.
Combining his passions for politics and geography, David Harvey charts a sophisticated order extra applicable to an emancipatory kind of worldwide governance. Political agendas are inclined to fail, he argues, simply because they forget about the complexities of geography. Incorporating geographical wisdom into the formation of social and political coverage is for this reason an important situation for real democracy.
Harvey starts with an insightful critique of the political makes use of of freedom and liberty, in particular throughout the George W. Bush management. Then, via an ontological research into geography's foundational concepts—space, position, and environment—he appreciably reframes geographical wisdom as a foundation for social conception and political motion. As Harvey makes transparent, the cosmopolitanism that emerges is rooted in human adventure instead of illusory beliefs and brings us toward reaching the liberation we search.