While many people find today’s pace of change dizzying, “accelerationists” would like to pull out all the stops. Journalist Andy Beckett writes about a set of loosely related ideas and movements that either claim or have been categorized as “accelerationism.” What started out as a fringe ideology has come to attract thinkers from the left and right looking for an alternative to mainstream political thought. getAbstract recommends Beckett’s short history of an increasingly powerful set of ideas to political professionals and the general interest reader.
In this summary, you will learn
- How “accelerationists” see the world,
- What distinguishes left- from right-wing accelerationists and
- How “accelerationism” distinguishes itself from all other mainstream political ideologies.
About the Author
Andy Beckett is an author and feature writer for the Guardian.
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