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The Best of Times, the Worst of Times

  • Couverture cartonnée
  • 448 Nombre de pages
Informationen zum Autor Michael Burleigh is a prize-winning author, and commentator on global affairs who also runs a political ri... Lire la suite
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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 lifeâ™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 worldâ™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 â in time â bring not only change but a wholly positive transformation. âA robust and unsentimental guide to global power politicsâ™ The Times âSwashbuckling . . . a breakneck geopolitical gallop across the globe in the hands of a historian and commentator at the peak of his powersâ™ Evening Standard âIncisive and compelling. His style is always trenchant and sometimes blisteringâ™ 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 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. ...

Incisive and compelling. His style is always trenchant and sometimes blistering

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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.

Auteur
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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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

Détails sur le produit

Titre: The Best of Times, the Worst of Times
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Code EAN: 9781509847945
ISBN: 1509847944
Format: Couverture cartonnée
nombre de pages: 448
Poids: 322g
Taille: H195mm x B128mm x T30mm
Année: 2018
Auflage: Rev. and updat. ed.