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

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

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The fate of the west : the battle to save the world's most successful political idea
Title
The fate of the west
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the battle to save the world's most successful political idea
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Bill Emmott
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fate of the West
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the battle to save the worlds most successful political idea
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eng
Summary
"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. In this bold new book, Bill Emmott 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. The Fate of the West 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."--Amazon.com
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The West has long been a font of stability, prosperity, and security. Yet when faced with global instability and economic uncertainty, it is tempting for states to react by closing borders, hoarding wealth, and solidifying power. Emmott argues that if liberal democracies are able to maintain confidence in their values and act on their core beliefs, they will be able to avoid a rigid future with international consequences
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10571289
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Emmott, Bill
Dewey number
909.09821
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charts
Index
index present
LC call number
CB245
LC item number
.E536 2017
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
Series statement
The economist
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  • Civilization, Western
  • Democracy
  • Civilization, Western
  • Democracy
  • Economic history
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / American Government / National
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Political Ideologies / Democracy
  • POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Affairs & Administration
  • Western countries
  • Western countries
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adult
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the battle to save the world's most successful political idea
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The fate of the west : the battle to save the world's most successful political idea, Bill Emmott
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
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text
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1822944
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9781610397803
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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  • n
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charts
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  • (Sirsi) i9781610397803
  • (OCoLC)958798549
Label
The fate of the west : the battle to save the world's most successful political idea, Bill Emmott
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 225-236) and index
Carrier category
volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1822944
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9781610397803
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
charts
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781610397803
  • (OCoLC)958798549

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