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Empire of democracy : the remaking of the West since the Cold War, 1971-2017

Author: Simon Reid-Henry
Publisher: London : John Murray (Publishers), 2019.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The first panoramic history of the Western world from the 1970s to the present day. Empire of Democracy is the story for those asking how we got to where we are. Half a century ago, at the height of the Cold War and amidst a world economic crisis, the Western democracies were forced to undergo a profound transformation. Against what some saw as a full-scale "crisis of democracy" with race riots, anti-Vietnam marches  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: ebook version :
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Reid-Henry
ISBN: 9781473670556 1473670551 147367056X 9781473670563
OCLC Number: 1091691268
Description: 870 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Prologue: Two helicopters --
The unravelling --
The crisis of capitalism --
The reckoning --
A split in the world --
"Let fury have the hour" --
The victory : remaking Europe --
America and "a world transformed" --
The great convergence --
A democratic peace? --
The new prosperity --
Farewell to all that --
Blueprints for the new millennium --
The assault on freedom --
In the shadow of war --
The great recession --
Back to the streets --
Crisis upon crisis --
Epilogue: The end of an era?
Responsibility: Simon Reid-Henry.

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