Divided: Why We're Living in an Age of Walls (Paperback)Tim Marshall (author)
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Prisoners of Geography’s Tim Marshall unpacks our almost primal instinct for social and political division, and brilliantly deconstructs the walls - both real and electronic - of the future.
New from the No.1 Sunday Times bestselling author of Prisoners of Geography
We feel more divided than ever. This riveting analysis tells you why.
Walls are going up. Nationalism and identity politics are on the rise once more. Thousands of miles of fences and barriers have been erected in the past ten years, and they are redefining our political landscape.
There are many reasons why we erect walls, because we are divided in many ways: wealth, race, religion, politics. In Europe the ruptures of the past decade threaten not only European unity, but in some countries liberal democracy itself. In China, the Party's need to contain the divisions wrought by capitalism will define the nation's future. In the USA the rationale for the Mexican border wall taps into the fear that the USA will no longer be a white majority country in the course of this century.
Understanding what has divided us, past and present, is essential to understanding much of what's going on in the world today.
Covering China, the USA, Israel and Palestine, the Middle East, the Indian Subcontinent, Africa, Europe and the UK, bestselling author Tim Marshall presents a gripping and unflinching analysis of the fault lines that will shape our world for years to come.
Publisher: Elliott & Thompson Limited
Number of pages: 320
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
'A timely and exhilarating clamber over the walls of history' - Peter Frankopan, author of The Silk Roads
'Informative and timely ... a readable primer on the world's biggest problems' - The Daily Express
'Accomplished, well researched and pacey ... for anyone who wants to look beyond the headlines and explore the context of some of the biggest challenges facing the world today, it is a fascinating and fast read' - City AM
'Accessible and timely ... ultimately, Marshall's lesson is one that we should all heed: differences can be overcome' - Prospect
'A very knowledgeable, timely book and a good primer on current problems in a longer-term context' - '
"Perceptive ... Marshall examines the walls - physical, religious, ethnic, psychological - that fence people off or, at times, pen them in... He has written frankly about the world. We deny this at our own peril' - The National'Striking words ... Tim Marshall performs the daunting, yet highly pertinent, task of trying to make sense of one of the biggest issues of our times: in a world that is increasingly globalised, a backlash apparently grows ever stronger. By taking a global view, Divided successfully brings some much-needed perspective' - Northern Slant
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