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The fate of the west : the battle to save the world's most successful political idea

Author: Bill Emmott
Publisher: New York : The Economist in association with Profile Books Ltd. and PublicAffairs, 2017.
Series: Economist books (Series)
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First editionView all editions and formats
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"The West seems to be in retreat--even from itself--and cracks have appeared in the structures of international collaboration built after 1945. We live in a time of disintegration and rekindling of old nationalisms. Yet the end of the West has been predicted by academics, philosophers and rival statesmen for more than a hundred years. The West has proved itself to be tough--adaptable, flexible and able to evolve to  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Bill Emmott
ISBN: 9781610397803 1610397800
OCLC Number: 958798549
Description: ix, 257 pages : charts ; 25 cm
Contents: Let battle commence --
Inequality and fairness --
Democracy and the art of self-entrapment --
Setting America straight again --
Britain, their Britain --
European paralysis --
The Japanese puzzle --
Swedish and Swiss Houdinis --
Silver hair and smart drones --
Barbarians at the gate --
The fate of the West.
Series Title: Economist books (Series)
Responsibility: Bill Emmott.

Abstract:

"The West seems to be in retreat--even from itself--and cracks have appeared in the structures of international collaboration built after 1945. We live in a time of disintegration and rekindling of old nationalisms. Yet the end of the West has been predicted by academics, philosophers and rival statesmen for more than a hundred years. The West has proved itself to be tough--adaptable, flexible and able to evolve to meet the challenges of changing times. [The author] argues that in the face of new threats, we must resist attempts to close borders and minds, and work to remove obstacles that are blocking this evolutionary change. The fight is not lost. [This book] reveals that our record of overcoming our doubters and demons should give the world confidence that the idea of the West will again prevail. But to do so, we will have to return to our lodestars of openness and equality, keeping firmly in mind that without openness, the West cannot thrive; but without equality, the West cannot last."--
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