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Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism By Eric Hobsbawm

Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism
by Eric Hobsbawm

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An engaging and provocative survey of our current globalised world, looking at the historical background and its lessons for the future, from one of Britain's foremost political historians
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Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism Summary


Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism by Eric Hobsbawm

In this collection of illuminating, incisive and thought-provoking essays, Eric Hobsbawm examines every aspect of the issues that have inspired the greatest debate - not only among politicians, academics and commentators but among all of us - in recent years: that is, the effects of globalisation, the plight of democracy and the threat of terrorism. As we are only too aware, all of these have the power to affect our daily lives, from the state of our economies to the fear of murderous bomb attacks in our cities. Hobsbawm discusses war and peace in our lifetime, problems of public order, anarchy and terrorism, nationalism and the changing nature of the nation-state, and the future prospects for democracy, setting out the historical background and the lessons it can offer us. Above all, he turns his piercing gaze to the Middle East and Western imperialism. Engaging, erudite and demonstrating his characteristically firm grasp of the facts and statistics, Hobsbawm's essays are indispensable to our understanding of the world we live in.

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Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism Reviews


** 'Hobsbawm is as intellectually lively and politically provocative as ever in these lectures on the "barbarisation" of society through technology, economic activity and globalisation' THE TIMES ** 'This collection of recent essays gives a good sense of the vigour and passion with which this famous intellectual surveys the contemporary world' SUNDAY TELEGRAPH ** 'Britain's greatest living left-wing historian . . . GLOBALISATION, DEMOCRACY AND TERRORISM picks up where the bestselling AGE OF EXTREMES and THE NEW CENTURY left off' THE SCOTSMAN ** 'Hobsbawm is one of the leading intellectual authors of the concepts and language in which all of us now discuss our situation. He sketches here with great lucidity and his usual effortless compression the new landscape of the 21st century' GUARDIAN ** 'Eric Hobsbawm rounds off his splendid histories of the 19th and 20th centuries with a look at the factors that will shape the 21st . . . This book contains many valuable insights, presented in a clear and concrete fashion; it deserves to be widely read' SOCIALIST REVIEW ** 'The lasting impression of these speeches is of a fiercely unsentimental historian who has not stopped speaking out against Western imperialism' METRO

About Eric Hobsbawm


Eric Hobsbawm was born in Alexandria in 1917 and educated in Vienna, Berlin, London and Cambridge. A distinguished historian, he is a Fellow of the British Academy and of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, with honorary degrees from universities in several countries.

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GOR001650226
Globalisation, Democracy and Terrorism by Eric Hobsbawm
Eric Hobsbawm
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Little, Brown & Company
2007-07-05
192
0316027820
9780316027823
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