Consciousness is the alternative to neoliberalism

José Saramago was a Portuguese novelist, poet, journalist and playwright. In 1998 he was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Literature. The Swedish Academy highlighted his ‘ability to make understandable an elusive reality with parables sustained by imagination, compassion and irony’.

In this speech, with a high political accent, well structured and brave, he warns us —or rather remembers us— that the alternative to this voracious neoliberalism is inside each of us and it is called awareness.