Turning Back The Clock

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November 2014



After the Cold War, the 'Hot War' has made its comeback in Afghanistan and Iraq. Exhuming Kipling's 'Great Game', we have gone back to the clash between Islam and Christianity. The ghost of the Yellow Peril has been resurrected, the nineteenth-century anti-Darwin debate has been reopened, right-wing governments predominate.

It almost seems like history, tired of the big steps forward it has taken in the past two millennia, has gone into reverse. With his customary sharpness and wit, Eco proposes, not so much that we resume a forward march, but at the very least that we cease marching backwards.


Umberto Eco


Clever, fluent pieces...a human, sophisticated and wise book
EAN: 9781407018744
Untertitel: Hot Wars and Media Populism. EPUB. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: Random House
Erscheinungsdatum: November 2014
Seitenanzahl: 384 Seiten
Übersetzer/Sprecher: Übersetzt von Alastair McEwen
Format: epub eBook
Kopierschutz: Adobe DRM
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