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Introduction / Part One - Towards the Great Event / 1. The Great Event: A Numerological Speculation / 2. What Went Wrong with Globalisation / 3. Nations and Empires / 4.The Religion of America / 5. Living with the Elephant / 6. Saving the World / Part Two - Finding the Way / 7. Three Principles of Political Economy / 8. Global Institutions or a Global Ethic? What's Wrong with Rights? / 9. England Our England. National Identity, Past and Future.

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Nicholas Boyle is Fellow and President of Magdalene College, Cambridge. He is Schroder Professor of German at the University. Professor Boyle is the author of a major award-winning three volume biography of Goethe and also of German Literature: A Very Short Introduction (OUP) and Who Are We Now? (University of Notre Dame Press). In 2000, he was awarded the Goethe Medal of the Goethe-Institute.


Article '"2014 will determine course of history, says Cambridge professor.'" in Daily Telegraph, 17th June
Live interview & article "'Why 2014 Could Mean Everything To Your Portfolio'" in CNBC, 18th June
Interview in South African Broadcasting Corporation, 19th June
Article "'2014: watch out'" on Professional Security website, 19th June
Interview on BBC Radio Scotland, 18th June
Article "'Historian warns of looming political crisis'" in Reuters(UK), 18th June
Extract featured--The Tablet
Interview in BBC3 Counties, 21st June
Article "'21st century political crisis looms'" in Daily Dispatch, 19th June
Article "'2014 the next world crisis?'" on website, 19th June
Interview in 'The Late Show' Talk Sport, 20th June
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Interview on BBC Radio Scotland, 18thJune
Article "'Historian warns of looming politicalcrisis'" in Reuters(UK), 18thJune
Interview in South AfricanBroadcasting Corporation, 19th June
Live interview & article"'Why 2014 Could Mean Everything To YourPortfolio'" in CNBC, 18thJune
Article "'2014: watch out'" on ProfessionalSecurity website, 19th June
Article "'2014 the next world crisis?'" website, 19th June
Article "'21st century political crisislooms'" in Daily Dispatch, 19th June
Interview in 'The Late Show' TalkSport, 20th June
Article "'Will the Next World Crisis Occur In 2014?' "on website, 18th June
Article "'Professor: Only Global Governance Can Save Us From A Century Of Chaos'" in Prison Planet, 17th June
Article "'World could be plunged into crisis in 2014: Cambridge expert predicts 'a great event' will determine course of the century'" in Daily Mail, 17th June
Article "'Could 2014 spell yet another crisis?'" in Cambridge News, 17th June
A tempting thesis, leavened with erudite references, to Hegel, Bentham, Johnson and Jefferson, and sound on the confused waffle that surrounds "human rights."--Sanford Lakoff
Employing a trenchant and powerful combination of insights from philosophy, history and political/social/economic analysis ... Boyle rigorously guides us towards understanding the deeper causes - and possible ways out - of our global crisis.--Sanford Lakoff
Extract featured--Sanford Lakoff

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