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- DescriptionTop Cambridge public intellectual argues for ecomic, political reform if the dire events at the opening of the 20th century are t to be repeated. A new world crisis is already looming. By the middle of Obama's second term, or of the first term of his, presumably Republican, successor, America's legacy to the 21st century will be decided. Will it be a century of climatic disaster and war? The roots of the present crisis lie in an unbalanced globalization which has failed to match ecomic with political integration. False models of nationhood, markets, and empires have hindered the development of global governance. These illusions in turn are part of the ideology of American exceptionalism. If human civilization is to survive the 21st century, that ideology will have to give way to a more realistic acceptance of supranational authorities, and especially of an enhanced IMF and WTO. The banking collapse of 2007-8 calls for a revived understanding of the interdependence of politics and ecomics. The self-images of nations have lost touch with the realities that determine our lives: it is the world order that w gives us our identity and alone can secure our collective future.
- Author BiographyDr Nicholas Boyle is a Fellow of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge.
- Author(s)Nicholas Boyle
- PublisherContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Date of Publication27/05/2010
- SubjectCurrent Affairs & Issues
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintContinuum Publishing Corporation
- Weight295 g
- Width129 mm
- Height198 mm
- Spine20 mm
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