My favorite Quotes:
“Finally, power is not power if it is not exercised and the greatest power must be exercised against the greatest opposition, the greatest threat the political order”
“…History is a human, not a natural phenomenon, demanding that we abandon some possibilities and create new one through acts of political choice.”
In his 258 pages book, “The dawn of Eurasia” Bruno Maçães is giving to his reader a beautiful mix of history, a different politics perspective and a personal experience. Even if written partly as a personal journey, the information and awareness promoted touch probably one of the most important subjects of our days – The recent evolution of globalization and the balance between the forces moving it.
As a western reader, I enjoyed deeply the different perspective presented in this book. It open my eyes and helped me understand better the forces shaping our world. The reference to recent events (2015-2017) and the political perspective presented has made this book enjoyable and relevant for me. I’m personally intrigued and concern by the development of globalization and the capacity of Europe to stay relevant in it, which made this book very valuable to my personal knowledge and education.
In some part of the book, The writer describe for many pages his personal experience in his personal journey in Asia, with touches of romanticism, which I found a bit exhausting and irrelevant to the promotion of the ideas and points of the book. Nevertheless, I’m fully aware to the fact that I’m a reader who is finding pleasure mainly in dry informative and fluent information.
People that are searching the read books about recent politics blend with a personal story, will find this book easy to read and more relevant that the majority of the political books written these days.
If you’re interested in learning more about the world recent developments and its possible impact on all of us, outside of the limited perspective of the western civilization, this is a wonderful book for you. I enjoyed reading it.
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