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This index presents a list of author names (or terms) that occur in this book titled Empires of Speed. The term 'colonialism' like 'imperialism' became synonymous not only with empire, but also with the perpetration of robbery, repression and ruthlessness on an enormous scale. The political pessimism that emerged over the 1980s and 1990s as a result of the rise to dominance of the postmodern worldview, led to an atrophying of the Left and a diminishment of the intellectual power of Marxism, of social democracy and of the concomitant analytical framework of political economy with which to reveal some of the most important dynamics of neoliberal globalization-those of computerization and the social acceleration that derives from it.

Keywords: political pessimism; social democracy



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