About the book
We live in a time of uncertainty: capitalism is caught in a crisis, European solidarity is facing pressure, cities are undergoing radical demographic shifts and at the borders of Europe a humanitarian disaster is unfolding. In response to these developments, the established political order has, by nature, assumed a conservative stance; they are striving to preserve the status quo and thereby focused only on counteracting its symptoms.
Dyab Abou Jahjah is instead joining the politico-philosophical debate as one of its radical voices: he advocates for a more fundamental inquiry into the foundations of our society so as to enable change. In doing so, he draws a distinction between destructive radicalism and constructive radicalism, of which he convincingly chooses for the latter.
Abou Jahjah is not one to shy away from difficult discussions. His A Case for Radicalisation is an extremely urgent call to bring our deepest assumptions into question.