9780241345702-0241345707-The Light that Failed: A Reckoning

The Light that Failed: A Reckoning

ISBN-13: 9780241345702
ISBN-10: 0241345707
Author: Krastev, Ivan, Holmes, Stephen
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Allen Lane
Format: Hardcover 256 pages
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ISBN-13: 9780241345702
ISBN-10: 0241345707
Author: Krastev, Ivan, Holmes, Stephen
Publication date: 2019
Publisher: Allen Lane
Format: Hardcover 256 pages

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Acknowledged authors Krastev, Ivan, Holmes, Stephen wrote The Light that Failed: A Reckoning comprising 256 pages back in 2019. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 0241345707 and 9780241345702. Since then The Light that Failed: A Reckoning textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

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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 in the East 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.

Through this prism, the Trump revolution represents an ironic fulfillment of the promise that the nations exiting from communist rule would come to resemble the United States. In a strange twist, Trump has elevated Putin's Russia and Orbán's Hungary into models for the United States.

Written by two pre-eminent intellectuals bridging the East/West divide, The Light that Failed is a landmark book that sheds light on the extraordinary history of our Age of Imitation.

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