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Suicide of the West
     

Suicide of the West

by Chris Smith, Richard Koch
 

One hundred years ago, most Westerners felt tremendous pride and confidence in their civilisation. They knew what it stood for, and they believed in it. Today that sense has gone. That is largely because the six principal ideas which underpinned Western confidence - those of Christianity, optimism, science, economic growth, liberalism and individualism - have

Overview

One hundred years ago, most Westerners felt tremendous pride and confidence in their civilisation. They knew what it stood for, and they believed in it. Today that sense has gone. That is largely because the six principal ideas which underpinned Western confidence - those of Christianity, optimism, science, economic growth, liberalism and individualism - have suffered a century of sustained attack. These ideas no longer inspire or unite the West as they once did.

The contributors to Suicide of the West believe that, in theory, a more sophisticated synthesis of the six ideas could provide a way for the West to recover its nerve and integrity. But in practice? This fascinating book seeks to find the answer.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826490230
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
06/26/2006
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Richard Koch is an entrepreneur and author of thirteen highly acclaimed non-fiction books, including The 80/20 Principle.

The Rt Hon Lord Smith of Finsbury was Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in Tony Blair's cabinet.

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