Empire of Democracy: The Remaking of the West since the Cold War, 1971-2017 by Simon Reid-Henry
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
This is a BIG book, running to just short of 900 pages. It was the kind of book that I would never have the chance to read if I were not on sabbatical leave and have all the time in the world to read these kinds of books.
The author goes to great lengths to support his thesis in the pages of this tome, and I am glad that I am reading it in 2022 on the cusp of a federal election. In doing so, I have been both entertained and enlightened about the root causes of what I see as problematic in civil society here in Australia (and, I am guessing, around the world). There is much in Reid-Henry’s thesis that explains the way things are in the world at the moment.
This book is not an easy read, both because of its length and the subject matter being address, but it is a book worth persevering with.
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