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Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization

Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization (Hardback)

By Eyal, Nadav
Translated by Watzman, Haim

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'A well-written and thought-provoking account of the current crisis of globalization. Not everyone will agree with Eyal's interpretation, but few will remain indifferent.' -Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens Revolt is an eloquent and provocative challenge to the prevailing wisd...om about the rise of nationalism and populism. With a vibrant and informed voice, Nadav Eyal illustrates how modern globalization is not sustainable. He contends that the collapse of the current world order is not so much about the imbalance between technological achievement and social progress or the breakdown of liberal democracy as it is about a passion to upend and destroy power structures that have become hollow, corrupt. or simply unresponsive to urgent needs. Eyal illuminates the benign and malignant forces that have so rapidly transformed our economic, political, and cultural realities, shedding light not only on the economic and cultural revolution that has come to define our time but also on the counterrevolution waged by those it has marginalized and exploited. With a mixture of journalistic narrative, penetrating vignettes, and original analysis, Revolt shows that the left and right have much in common. Eyal tells stories of distressed Pennsylvania coal miners, anarchist communes on the outskirts of Athens, a Japanese town with collapsing fertility rates, neo-Nazis in Germany, and Syrian refugee families whom he accompanied from the shores of Greece to their destination in Germany. Into these reports from the present Eyal weaves lessons from the past, from the opium wars in China to colonialist Haiti to the Marshall Plan. With these historical ties, he shows that the revolts' roots have always been deep and strong, and that rather than seeing current uprisings as part of a passing phenomenon, we should recognize that revolt is the new status quo.
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ISBN 9781529031850
Released NZ 29 Jun 2021
Publisher Pan Macmillan
Format Hardback
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ISBN-13 9781529031850
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Publisher Pan Macmillan
Imprint Picador
Released 29 Jun 2021
Publication Country United Kingdom United Kingdom
Format Hardback
 › 7 other possible formats available
Author(s) By Eyal, Nadav
Translated by Watzman, Haim
Category Globalization
Embargos & Sanctions
Revolutions & Coups
Number of Pages 528
Dimensions Width: 164mm
Height: 243mm
Spine: 49mm
Dewey Code 303.483
Weight 772g
Interest Age 18+ years
Reading Age 18+ years
Library of Congress Globalization - 21st century, World politics - 21st century, History, Modern - 21st century, Emigration and immigration - 21st century, Emigration and immigration
NBS Text Current Affairs & Issues
ONIX Text General/trade;College/higher education;Professional and scholarly