Revolt: The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization by Nadav Eyal

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Published:
14 Apr 2022
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400 pages - 197mm x 130mm x mm

For readers of Yuval Noah Harari, Rutger Bregman and Hans Rosling, the international bestseller is an eye-opening examination of nationalism's spread around the world as the promise of globalism wanes.

'A well-written and thought-provoking account of the current crisis of globalization. Not everyone will agree with Eyal's interpretation, but few will remain indifferent.' Yuval Noah Harari, author of Sapiens Revolt is an eloquent and provocative challenge to the prevailing wisdom about the rise of nationalism and populism today. With a vibrant and informed voice, Nadav Eyal illustrates how modern globalization is unsustainable. He contends that the collapse of the current world order is not so much about the imbalance between technological advances and social progress, or the breakdown of liberal democracy, as it is about a passion to upend and destroy power structures that have become hollow, corrupt, or simply unresponsive to urgent needs. Eyal illuminates the forces both benign and malignant that have so rapidly transformed our economic, political, and cultural realities, shedding light not only on the globalized revolution that has come to define our time but also on the counterrevolution waged by those who globalization has marginalized and exploited. With a mixture of journalistic narrative, penetrating vignettes, and original analysis, Revolt shows that within the mainstream the left and right have much in common. Teasing out the connections among distressed Pennsylvania coal miners, anarchists in communes on the outskirts of Athens, neo-Nazis in Germany, and Syrian refugee families whom he accompanied from the shores of Greece to their destination in Germany, Eyal shows how their stories feed our current state of unrest. More than just an analysis of the present, though, Revolt also takes a hard look at lessons from the past, from the Opium Wars in China to colonialist Haiti to the Marshall Plan. With these historical ties, Eyal shows that the roots of revolt have always been deep and strong. The current uprisings are no passing phenomenon - revolt is the new status quo.

About the Author: Nadav Eyal is one of Israel's leading journalists and a winner of the Sokolov Prize, Israel's most important journalism award. Eyal has been covering Middle Eastern and international politics in the last two decades for Israeli radio, newspapers and television. With over 300,000 followers on social networks, he has been repeatedly named one of the country's most influential journalists. In 2016 he was widely credited for a series of short documentaries that explored the real possibility of a Trump victory. A winner of the British Chevening scholarship, he received a master's degree in global politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds an LLB from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Eyal serves as the chairman for the Israeli Movement for Freedom of Information.

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