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The light that failed : why the West is losing the fight for democracy

Author: Ivan Krastev; Stephen Holmes
Publisher: New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2019. ©2019
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : First Pegasus Books hardcover editionView all editions and formats
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Why did the West, after winning the Cold War, lose its political balance? 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 there but also back in the heartland of the West. In this brilliant work of political psychology, Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes argue that  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Ivan Krastev; Stephen Holmes
ISBN: 9781643133690 1643133691
OCLC Number: 1104419950
Notes: Simultaneously published by: London : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.
Description: 246 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Imitation and its discontents --
The copycat mind --
Imitation as retaliation --
Imitation as dispossession --
The closing of an age.
Responsibility: Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes.

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Why did the West, after winning the Cold War, lose its political balance? 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 there 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 fulfillment 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.

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