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The Resource Disordered world : setting a new course for the twenty-first century, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by George Miller

Disordered world : setting a new course for the twenty-first century, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by George Miller

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Disordered world : setting a new course for the twenty-first century
Title
Disordered world
Title remainder
setting a new course for the twenty-first century
Statement of responsibility
Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by George Miller
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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Born into the Christian minority in Lebanon and since settled in France, Amin Maalouf claims a unique position in global conversation. His first book, The Crusades Through Arab Eyes, was a critical and commercial success and remains in print after twenty years. In Disordered World, Maalouf combines his command of history with a critical perspective on contemporary culture, East and West-joining them with a fierce moral clarity and a propulsive style. Examining tensions between the Arab and Western worlds, Maalouf sees something beyond a "clash of civilizations." Both cultures have their own continuity, integrity, and morality. Yet in our times, both have become exhausted and debased. The West has betrayed its values, even as it pushes democracy abroad. The Arab world, nostalgic for its golden era, has rushed toward radicalism. We fall short of ideological debate not only because we lack common ground, but because we are fast losing what ground we stood on. Maalouf looks at a century of confrontations between our cultures, culminating in the U.S. wars in Afghanistan and Iraq. Yet he turns to the global challenges we face today-climate change, financial collapse, humanitarian disaster-with remarkable hope that they may yet unite us in a bid to save what is truly common to us all. Intelligent, impassioned yet measured, Maalouf envisions renewed cohesion in our currently disordered world
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Dérèglement du monde
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Maalouf, Amin
Dewey number
909/.09821
Index
no index present
Language note
Text in English. Translated from the French
LC call number
CB251
LC item number
.M2513 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1965-
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Miller, George
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  • Culture conflict
  • East and West
  • Arab countries
  • Western countries
  • Globalization
Label
Disordered world : setting a new course for the twenty-first century, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by George Miller
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Publication
Note
First published in 2009 in France as Le dereglement du monde
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-256)
Contents
Misleading victories -- Lost legitimacy -- Imaginary certainties
Control code
ocn707329324
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 256 p.
Isbn
9781608195848
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011023254
System control number
(OCoLC)707329324
Label
Disordered world : setting a new course for the twenty-first century, Amin Maalouf ; translated from the French by George Miller
Publication
Note
First published in 2009 in France as Le dereglement du monde
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [251]-256)
Contents
Misleading victories -- Lost legitimacy -- Imaginary certainties
Control code
ocn707329324
Dimensions
22 cm.
Edition
1st U.S. ed.
Extent
xxiii, 256 p.
Isbn
9781608195848
Isbn Type
(hardback)
Lccn
2011023254
System control number
(OCoLC)707329324
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