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Us vs. them : the failure of globalism
Bremmer, Ian, 1969- author.
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Publication Information:
New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2018]

Physical Description:
viii, 198 pages ; 22 cm
"Those who championed globalization once promised a world of winners, one in which free trade would lift all the world's boats, and extremes of left and right would give way to universally embraced liberal values. The past few years have shattered this fantasy, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses. The United States elected an anti-immigration, protectionist president who promised to 'put America first' and turned a cold eye on alliances and treaties. Across Europe, anti-establishment political parties made gains not seen in decades. The United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union. And as Ian Bremmer shows in this eye-opening book, populism is still spreading. Globalism creates plenty of both winners and losers, and those who've missed out want to set things right. They've seen their futures made obsolete. They hear new voices and see new faces all about them. They feel their cultures shift. They don't trust what they read. They've begun to understand the world as a battle for the future that pits 'us' vs. 'them.'"--Page [2] pf cover.
Introduction -- Winners and losers -- Warning signs -- Fault lines -- Walls -- New deals -- Conclusion.

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