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Best of Times, the Worst of Times - A History of Now

Inglese · Tascabile

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Informationen zum Autor Michael Burleigh is a prize-winning author, and commentator on global affairs who also runs a political risk advisory service in the City. His books include Small Wars, Faraway Places and The Third Reich: A New History for which he won the Samuel Johnson Prize. They have been translated into many languages. In 2012 he won the Nonino International Prize for his life’s work. He is married and lives in central London. Klappentext In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the Western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century have threatened the general acceptance that this is the only way forwards. Who could have imagined that China would champion globalization and lead the battle on climate change? Or that post-Soviet Russia might present a greater threat to the world’s stability than ISIS? And as America turns inwards and Europe is beset by austerity politics and populist nationalism, the post-war consensus looks less and less secure. But is this really the worst of times? In a bracingly forensic examination of the world we now live in, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh suggests that while we may be on the cusp of still more dramatic change, perhaps the risks will – in time – bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation. ‘A robust and unsentimental guide to global power politics’ The Times ‘Swashbuckling . . . a breakneck geopolitical gallop across the globe in the hands of a historian and commentator at the peak of his powers’ Evening Standard ‘Incisive and compelling. His style is always trenchant and sometimes blistering’ Literary Review Vorwort Fully revised and updated for paperback - a gripping tour d'horizon of the state of today's world from one of Britain's leading award-winning historians. Zusammenfassung In the decades since the end of the Second World War, it has been widely assumed that the western model of liberal democracy and free trade is the way the world should be governed. However, events in the early years of the twenty-first century – first, the 2003 war with Iraq and its chaotic aftermath and, second, the financial crash of 2008 – have threatened the general acceptance that continued progress under the benign (or sometimes not so benign) gaze of the western powers is the only way forwards. And as America turns inwards and Europe is beset by austerity politics and populist nationalism, the post-war consensus looks less and less secure. But is this really the worst of times? In a forensic examination of the world we now live in, acclaimed historian Michael Burleigh sets out to answer that question. Who could have imagined that China would champion globalization and lead the battle on climate change? Or that post-Soviet Russia might present a greater threat to the world’s stability than ISIS? And while we may be on the cusp of still more dramatic change, perhaps the risks will – in time – bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation. Incisive, robust and always insightful, The Best of Times, The Worst of Times by Michael Burleigh is both a dazzling tour d’horizon of the world as it is today and a surprisingly optimistic vision of the world as it might become. ...

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Michael Burleigh is a prize-winning author, and commentator on global affairs who also runs a political risk advisory service in the City. His books include Small Wars, Faraway Places and The Third Reich: A New History for which he won the Samuel Johnson Prize. They have been translated into many languages. In 2012 he won the Nonino International Prize for his life's work. He is married and lives in central London.

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Autori Michael Burleigh
Editore Macmillan Publishers
 
Categorie Scienze sociali, diritto, economia > Scienze politiche
Scienze umane, arte, musica > Storia > Tematiche generali, enciclopedie
Lingue Inglese
Formato Tascabile
Pubblicazione 12.07.2018
 
EAN 9781509847945
ISBN 978-1-5098-4794-5
Pagine 448

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