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Description - Turning Back The Clock by Umberto Eco

Turning Back the Clock is a brilliant collection of essays by one of the leading intellectuals of our time. ith his customary sharpness and wit, Eco explains the tragic steps backwards that have been taken since the end of the last millennium. fter the Cold War, the Hot War has made its come-back in Afghanistan and Iraq. Exhuming Kipling s Great Game, we have gone back to the clash between Islam and Christianity. he ghost of the Yellow Danger has been resurrected, the 19th century anti-Darwin debate has been reopened, right-wing governments predominate. t almost seems like history, tired of the big steps forward it has taken in the past two millennia, has gone into reverse. his book proposes not so much that we resume a forward march, but at the very least that we cease marching backwards.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781846550355
ISBN-10: 1846550351
Format: Hardback
(242mm x 161mm x 35mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Harvill Secker
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publish Date: 3-Sep-2007
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Umberto Eco

Umberto Eco is the author of four bestselling novels, The Name of The Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, Baudolino and, most recently, The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana. His collections of essays include Five Moral Pieces, Kant and the Platypus, Serendipities, Travels In Hyperreality, and How To Travel With a Salmon and Other Essays. He is also the author of On Beauty. A Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna, Umberto Eco lives in Italy.

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