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Mammon worship and the moral economy: a conversation with David Marquand

By Jonathan Derbyshire  

Over the past 25 years or so, the former Labour MP turned writer and academic David Marquand has written a series of books anatomising Britain’s distinctive political economy. His work has always been characterised by broad historical range and philosophical depth. Marquand’s latest book, “Mammon’s Kingdom: An Essay on Britain, Now”, manages to be both a tearing, furious polemic against the “Mammon worship” to which he thinks this country has succumbed and an elegant analysis of the “tacit political understandings” that have shaped British political discourse during the last three decades.

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