The Collapse of Globalism: And the Reinvention of the World

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Atlantic, 2005 - Geopolitics - 309 pages
Globalization, like many great geopolitical ideologies before it, is now officially dead. Contrary to the hopes of those who supported the global ideal, the years since the end of the Cold War have seen the return of nationalism, often is quite vociferous forms. Instead of surrendering (or sharing, depending on your point of view) sovereignty, governments and citizens are reasserting their national interests. In this groundbreaking, exhilarating book, the distinguished philosopher John Ralston Saul examines where we go from here. His scintillating investigation into the collapse of globalism is essential reading for all who wish to understand the geopolitical chasm we are about to bridge.

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Contents

A Serpent in Paradise
3
A Summary of the Promised Future
15
What Somebody Forgot to Mention
26
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John Ralston Saul is the International President of PEN International, an essayist, novelist, and long-time champion of freedom of expression. His works have been translated into twenty-three languages in thirty countries, are widely taught in universities, and central to the debate over contemporary society in many countries. They include the philosophical trilogy: "Voltaire's Bastards: The Dictatorship of Reason in the West", "The Doubter's Companion", "The Unconscious Civilization", and its conclusion, "On Equilibrium". In "The Collapse of Globalism", he predicted today's economic crisis. In the autumn of 2012, he published his first novel in fifteen years, "Dark Diversions: A Traveller s Tale", a picaresque novel about the life of modern nouveaux riches.

His awards include South Korea s Manhae Grand Prize for Literature, the Pablo Neruda Medal, Canada s Governor General s Literary Award for Nonfiction, the inaugural Gutenberg Galaxy Award for Literature, and Italy's Premio Letterario Internazionale. He is a Companion in the Order of Canada and a Chevalier in the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres of France. He is the recipient of seventeen honorary degrees.

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