What Next? by Chris Patten
Surviving the Twenty-first Century

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Globalisation, energy, international crime, Weapons of Mass Destruction, nuclear proliferation, small arms proliferation, international drugs trafficking, climate change, water shortage, migration, epidemic disease, the fraying of the nation state: the list of challenges facing our world is itself proliferating rapidly, and nobody seems to have much of a grip on what is going on. Digesting vast amounts of information from a multiplicity of sources, and drawing on his experience at the highest levels of national and international politics, Chris Patten analyses what we know in each of these areas and argues how in each of them we could get somewhere we might want to be. Very little, he says, has turned out as we might have expected twenty years ago, but there is plenty we can still do. Readers of Patten's previous books will know what a penetrating analyst and engaging writer he is. This is his most ambitious and impressive yet.
 

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Published January 1, 2008 by Allen Lane. 491 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, History.

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Wars on drugs, wars on poverty, wars on waste - all these things are idle if grandiose ways of describing doomed political ventures."

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Wars on drugs, wars on poverty, wars on waste - all these things are idle if grandiose ways of describing doomed political ventures."

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If only more world statesmen were like Chris Patten.

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