The Invisible Doctrine

The Secret History of Neoliberalism (& How It Came to Control Your Life)

George Monbiot author Peter Hutchison author


Publisher:Penguin Books Ltd

Published:16th May '24

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*The #1 Sunday Times bestseller*

'Explosive and beautifully told … these truths can set us free' - Danny Dorling

'This book is dynamite – shining a spotlight on the evils of neoliberalism, shattering the myth that ‘there is no alternative’, and laying the foundations for a new politics' - Caroline Lucas

How can you fight something if you don’t know it exists?

We live under an ideology that preys on every aspect of our lives: our education and our jobs; our healthcare and our leisure; our relationships and our mental wellbeing; the planet we inhabit – the very air we breathe. So pervasive has it become that, for most people, it has no name. It seems unavoidable, like a natural law.

But trace it back to its roots, and we discover that it is neither inevitable nor immutable. It was conceived, propagated, and then concealed by the powerful few. Our task is to bring it into the light—and to build a new system that is worth fighting for.

Neoliberalism. Do you know what it is?

Explosive and beautifully told … these truths can set us free -- Danny Dorling
This brave book borders on being a page turner … ‘The Secret History of Neoliberalism’ is really the ultimate crime novel, one in which we all play a part -- Kevin Anderson
Incisive, illuminating, eye-opening—an unsparing anatomy of the great ideological beast stalking our times -- David Wallace-Wells
The Invisible Doctrine is everything you need. Monbiot and Hutchinson have writtenthe definitive short history of the neoliberal confidence trick -- Yanis Varoufakis
Mrs Thatcher was wrong: there is an alternative. Read this book and rebel -- Guy Shrubsole
Read it, get angry, demand better! -- Gaia Vince
Vital, vivid, compelling. Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand how dark money and hidden influence have taken over politics - and the world -- Peter Geoghegan
An urgent unmasking of some of the most powerful and insidious yet overlooked ideas of our era -- Olúfemi O. Táíwò
This book is dynamite – shining a spotlight on the evils of neoliberalism, shattering the myth that ‘there is no alternative’, and laying the foundations for a new politics -- Caroline Lucas
This is the book we have been waiting for. Read it, discuss it with your friends, and join the resistance! -- Ingrid Robeyns
Compelling ... Monbiot and Hutchison shine a bright spotlight on the ideology that governs our lives -- Julia Steinberger
A gem of a book -- Bill McKibben
A powerful, punchy exposé of the invisible powers that block the road to human and planetary well-being - a must-read -- Kate Pickett
An essential and urgent book that exposes and eviscerates neoliberalism's gruesome creeds with crystal-clear and vital prose. Monbiot and Hutchison have written an accessible, smart, fascinating and readable book which explains the mess we're in, removes the scales from our eyes, and, crucially, shows that an alternative world is possible -- Lucy Jones
Powerfully sharp analysis of the most dangerous economic system on the planet -- Kate Raworth
At a time when the arguments for neoliberalism appear to be taking hold again, in this timely book the authors explain, expose and soundly demolish the concept and its practice with an intellectual vengeance -- John McDonnell
This book made my blood boil! It tells the infuriating truth about the destructive ideas that have captured politics for a generation and ripped the heart out of our societies -- Richard Wilkinson
A passionate, informed polemic … packed with detail and incisive analysis * Guardian *

ISBN: 9780241635902

Dimensions: 189mm x 121mm x 20mm

Weight: 221g

224 pages