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Crisis without end? A conversation with Andrew Gamble

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

Five years ago, in the immediate aftermath of the global financial crisis of autumn 2008, I spoke to Andrew Gamble, professor of politics at Cambridge, about a book he’d just published. “The Spectre at the Feast: Capitalist Crisis and the Politics of Recession” was an anatomy of crisis in which Gamble distinguished between genuine crises of capitalism, which are structural, and mere economic recessions, which are not. The present crisis, which began in 2008, is the third such structural crisis to have befallen the international market order, following those of…

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