Turning Back the Clock
Hot Wars and Media Populism
By (author) Professor of Semiotics Umberto Eco
Translated by Alastair McEwen
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Turning Back the Clock by Professor of Semiotics Umberto Eco
Book DescriptionThe time: 2000 to 2005, the years of neoconservatism, terrorism, the twenty-four-hour news cycle, the ascension of Bush, Blair, and Berlusconi, and the invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq. In this series of provocative, passionate, and wittyessays, Umberto Eco examines a wide range of phenomena, from Harry Potter, the Tower of Babel, talk shows, and the Enlightenment to The Da Vinci Code/ What led us, he asks, into this age of hot wars and media populism, and how was it sold to us as progress? In Turning Back the Clock, the bestselling author and respected scholar turns his famous intellect toward events both local and global to look at where our troubled world is headed. "
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780156034210
Paperback / softback
(201mm x 132mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Harvest Books
Publisher: Harvest Books
Publish Date: 22-Sep-2008
Country of Publication: United States
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