20:21 Vision : The Lessons of the 20th Century for the 21st
What can the successes and failures of the twentieth century teach us as the world faces an uncertain future in the twenty-first? The attacks on September 11th, 2001 shook the rich West out of its complacency: suddenly, peace looked to be in peril. Even before that time prosperity was already at risk, as the high-tech stockmarket boom turned to bust, and campaigns were mounted against the perceived evils of capitalist globalisation - inequality, pollution and financial instability. Yet, in the decade following the end of the cold war, prospects had looked so rosy, with peace prevailing between the world's great powers, with billions of people joining the world market economy and with great waves of technological change driving economies forwards.
- Electronic book text
- 08 Feb 2003
- Penguin Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
About Bill Emmott
Bill Emmott was editor of the Economist from 1993 until 2006, where he presided over a doubling of the magazine's circulation. He has written six books on Japan, and, most recently, 20:21 Vision -- 20th century lessons for the 21st century, published in February 2003 by Penguin. He is a member of the President's Council of the University of Tokyo, a director of the UK-Japan 21st Century Group, and co-chairman of the Canada-Europe Roundtable for Business. He has honorary degrees from Warwick and City Universities, and is an honorary fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.