The Undeclared War: Class Conflict In The Age Of Cyber Capitalism

Paperback | August 15, 1999

byJames Laxer

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Not since the Second World War has there been such a gulf in wealth, income and power between the rich and the rest of the population of Canada. The fight against the deficit has been largely won and economic growth has resumed, but a deeply divided society is emerging. On the one side are the winners-the small minority who have struck it rich from corporate profits and stock markets. On the other side is the majority-facing meagre gains or even losses in income. Conflict between the classes has returned with a vengeance to become the most important issue of our time.

In The Undeclared War, James Laxer cuts through the headlines and the conventional interpretations to reveal the truth about the new class war and what it means for North Americans.

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According to Canadian political pundit James Laxer, we are in the middle of a brutal class war which is deeply dividing the society we live in. On one hand we have the rich, who can attribute their wealth to the stock market and corporate profits. On the other hand, the majority of us has seen a meagre increase to our incomes over the ...

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Not since the Second World War has there been such a gulf in wealth, income and power between the rich and the rest of the population of Canada. The fight against the deficit has been largely won and economic growth has resumed, but a deeply divided society is emerging. On the one side are the winners-the small minority who have struck...

One of Canada’s leading political thinkers and the author many books, including In Search of a New Left and Stalking the Elephant: My Discovery of America, James Laxer has been politically active since the late 1960s. A newspaper columnist and former host of TVOntario’s public affairs show The Real Story, Laxer is a professor at York ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.47 × 5.48 × 0.77 inPublished:August 15, 1999Publisher:Penguin CanadaLanguage:English

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from The Disturbing Truth This is the first book of Laxer’s that I have read and I was very impressed. He has a way of making complex political issues easy to read and understand. Laxer outlines the brutal realities that are facing the wage/salary earning class by pointing out obvious signs that anyone can see if one is able to look past the barrage of neo-conservative propaganda that bombards the minds of western citizens. Times are truly grim for the lower classes (95% of us) in the western world and Laxer vividly shows us how these conditions are being forced on the vast majority of people who are living in a globalized economy run by huge multinational corporations, banks, and super-rich individuals. The realities in the book made me sorrowful, angry, and uncertain about the future of workers and their families but Laxer does offer a small glimmer of hope in the final chapter of “Undeclared War”. As Vice President of the Canadian Union of Transportation Employees Local 1, I will recommend this book to our members and any working-class person who has the stomach to face the dismal realities of capitalism without conscience.
Date published: 2001-01-29

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According to Canadian political pundit James Laxer, we are in the middle of a brutal class war which is deeply dividing the society we live in. On one hand we have the rich, who can attribute their wealth to the stock market and corporate profits. On the other hand, the majority of us has seen a meagre increase to our incomes over the past 20 years. The Undeclared War: Class Conflict in the Age of Cyber Capitolism tries to make sense of this division and explains why it may be the most important issue of our era.