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The Resource Counter-revolution : liberal Europe in retreat, Jan Zielonka

Counter-revolution : liberal Europe in retreat, Jan Zielonka

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Counter-revolution : liberal Europe in retreat
Title
Counter-revolution
Title remainder
liberal Europe in retreat
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Jan Zielonka
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
Can open society survive? Is Europe disintegrating? How to overcome the economic crisis? Will Europeans feel secure again? Counter Revolution is a bold attempt to make sense of the extraordinary events taking place in Europe today. It examines the counter-revolution developing in Europe, exploring its roots and implications. The book takes the form of a series of heartfelt letters to the late European guru Ralf Dahrendorf. Several months after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dahrendorf wrote a book fashioned on Edmund Burke's Reflections on the Revolution in France. Like Burke, he chose to put his analysis in the form of a letter, reflecting on the implications of the turbulent period around 1989. Thirty years' later, and faced with an equally turbulent period, Jan Zielonka asks: what next? This is not a book on populism, however: it is a book about liberalism. Populism has become a favourite topic within liberal circles and few have exposed populist deceptions and dangers better than liberal writers. Yet, liberals have shown themselves better at finger-pointing than at self-reflection. This book addresses the imbalance; it is a self-critical book by a life-time liberal. Counter-Revolution suggests that Europe and its liberal project need to be reinvented and recreated. There is no simple way back. Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel will not produce wonders. Europe failed to adjust to enormous geopolitical, economic, and technological changes that swept the continent over the past three decades. European models of democracy, capitalism, and integration are not in sync with new complex networks of cities, bankers, terrorists, or migrants. Liberal values that made Europe thrive for many decades have been betrayed. The escalation of emotions, myths, and ordinary lies left little space for reason, deliberation, and conciliation. This book examines these different aspects, proposing a way out of the labyrinth.--
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1955-
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Zielonka, Jan
Dewey number
320.51094
Index
index present
LC call number
JC574.2.E85
LC item number
Z44 2018
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Liberalism
  • Europe
  • Europe
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Counter-revolution : liberal Europe in retreat, Jan Zielonka
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-155) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Contents
From revolution to counter-revolution -- Why they hate liberals -- Democratic malaise -- Socialism for the rich -- Geopolitics of fear -- Barbarians at the gate -- The rise and fall of the EU -- Peering into the future
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780198806561
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)991432341
Label
Counter-revolution : liberal Europe in retreat, Jan Zielonka
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 152-155) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
From revolution to counter-revolution -- Why they hate liberals -- Democratic malaise -- Socialism for the rich -- Geopolitics of fear -- Barbarians at the gate -- The rise and fall of the EU -- Peering into the future
Dimensions
23 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
xii, 164 pages
Isbn
9780198806561
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)991432341

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