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The End of the End of History

Politics in the Twenty-First Century

Alex Hochuli, George Hoare, Philip Cunliffe


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'It's been a long time since a text was so useful in helping me think through our present moment and my role within it. The End of The End of History is a clear, powerful and panoramic analysis of our world at the dawn of the 2020s.' Vincent Bevins, author, The Jakarta MethodThe "End of History" is over. The idea that Western liberal democracy was the "final form of human government" has been exposed as bluster: the old order is crumbling before our eyes. Angry anti-politics have arisen to threaten political establishments across the world. Elites have fallen into hysteria, blaming voters, "populism", Putin, Facebook... anyone but themselves. They are suffering from Neoliberal Order Breakdown Syndrome. Emerging from four years of interviews and debates on the popular global politics podcast Aufhebunga Bunga, The End of the End of History examines how the political consequences of the 2008 financial crisis have come home to roost. If Trump and Brexit shattered the liberal-democratic consensus in 2016, then the global pandemic of 2020 put a final end to the "End of History". Politics is back, but it's stranger than ever.

Zero Books, 9781789045239, 208pp.

Publication Date: June 25, 2021