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0241345707
Hardback:The light that failed; a reckoning:2019 The light that failed; a reckoning
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Author: Krastev, 1965-
Author: Holmes, 1948-
Publication year: 2019
Language: English
Media class: Hardback
Classification: 320.51
Publisher: Allen Lane
Resource type: Physical
ISBN: 9780241345702
Description:
Why did the West, after winning the Cold War, lose its political balance? In the early 1990s, hopes for the eastward spread of liberal democracy were high. And yet the transformation of Eastern European countries gave rise to a bitter repudiation of liberalism itself, not only there but also back in the heartland of the West. In this brilliant work of political psychology, Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes argue that the supposed end of history turned out to be only the beginning of an Age of Imitation. Reckoning with the history of the last thirty years, they show that the most powerful force behind the wave of populist xenophobia that began in Eastern Europe stems from resentment at the post-1989 imperative to become Westernized.
Additional information: 256 pages, 24 cm
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