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Globalisation, Democracy And Terrorism
Eric Hobsbawm

Classification : History
Pub Date : Apr 03, 2008
Imprint : Abacus
Page Extent : 192
Binding : PB
ISBN : 9780349120669
Price : 599

About the book

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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** '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>
** '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>
** 'This collection of recent essays gives a good sense of the vigour and passion with which this famous intellectual surveys the contemporary world>
** 'Hobsbawm is as intellectually lively and politically provocative as ever in these lectures on the "barbarisation" of society through technology, economic activity and globalisation>
     
Eric Hobsbawm
Eric Hobsbawm was a Fellow of the British Academy and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Before retirement he taught at Birkbeck College University of London and after retirement at the New Sc...(+)
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Interesting Times (PB)
Labouring Men (TPB)
On History (PB)
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Primitive Rebels (PB)
Revolutionaries (PB)
The Age Of Capital (PB)
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