#Accelerate: The Accelerationist Reader

Edited by Robin Mackay & Arman Avanessian, published by Urbanomic

By J.J. Charlesworth

It’s a preoccupation of current political debates that while we find ourselves in an era when the forces of capitalism appear all-powerful and unstoppable, the left seems incapable of anything other than a backward-looking nostalgia. This absence of an inspiring vision of the future has begun to throw up some interesting responses, not least the publication last year of Alex Williams and Nick Srnicek’s ‘Manifesto for an Accelerationist Politics’ (MAP), the text at the core of #Accelerate’s engaging, eccentric anthology…

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