Fishing in Utopia: Sweden and the Future That Disappeared

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From the 1960s to the 1980s, Sweden's social democratic model was the envy of every country in Western Europe. From the outside, at least, it appeared to be a prosperous, generous, egalitarian country that took care of its employees, operated a wide-ranging welfare system and offered shelter to immigrants, from Iran and the Middle East to the former Yugoslavia and Chile. It had a stable industrial economy that prized energy conservation and the environment. How could it fail? Andrew Brown lived there as a child in the 1960s ...

Fishing in Utopia: Sweden and the Future That Disappeared 2008, Granta Books, London

ISBN-13: 9781862079953

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