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Author Krastev, Ivan, 1965- author.

Title The light that failed : why the West is losing the fight for democracy / Ivan Krastev and Stephen Holmes.

Publication Info. New York ; London : Pegasus Books, 2019.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    320.51 KRA    Available
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Edition First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Description 246 pages ; 24 cm
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Note Simultaneously published by: London : Allen Lane, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2019.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-237) and index.
Contents Imitation and its discontents -- The copycat mind -- Imitation as retaliation -- Imitation as dispossession -- The closing of an age.
Summary 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 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.
Subject Liberalism.
World politics -- 1989-
Political psychology.
Added Author Holmes, Stephen, 1948- author.
ISBN 9781643133690

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