Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century

Written by:
Helen Thompson
Narrated by:
Kitty Kelly

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2022
11 hours 39 minutes
Getting to grips with the overlapping geopolitical, economic, and political crises faced by Western democratic societies in the 2020s.

The twenty-first century has brought a powerful tide of geopolitical, economic, and democratic shocks. Their fallout has led central banks to create over $25 trillion of new money, brought about a new age of geopolitical competition, destabilized the Middle East, ruptured the European Union, and exposed old
political fault lines in the United States.

Disorder: Hard Times in the 21st Century is a long history of this present political moment. It recounts three histories-one about geopolitics, one about the world economy, and one about western democracies-and explains how in the years of political disorder prior to the pandemic the disruption
in each became one big story. It shows how much of this turbulence originated in problems generated by fossil-fuel energies, and it explains why, as the green transition takes place, the longstanding predicaments energy invariably shapes will remain in place.
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