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The light that failed : a reckoning, Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes

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The light that failed : a reckoning
Title
The light that failed
Title remainder
a reckoning
Statement of responsibility
Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
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 fulfilment 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
Writing style
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10818266
Cataloging source
YDX
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1965-
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Krastev, Ivan
Dewey number
320.51
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1948-
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Holmes, Stephen
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True
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  • Liberalism
  • Political psychology
  • World politics
Target audience
adult
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why the West Is losing the fight for democracy
Label
The light that failed : a reckoning, Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Imitation and its discontents -- The copycat mind -- Imitation as retaliation -- Imitation as dispossession -- The closing of an age
Control code
000066175900
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780241345702
Lccn
be2019042020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1082411695
Label
The light that failed : a reckoning, Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Imitation and its discontents -- The copycat mind -- Imitation as retaliation -- Imitation as dispossession -- The closing of an age
Control code
000066175900
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
245 pages
Isbn
9780241345702
Lccn
be2019042020
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)1082411695

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