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Umberto Eco

Turning Back the Clock

Umberto Eco Turning Back The Clock Hot Wars And Media Populism
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The 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 witty essays, 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.

PRAISE FOR TURNING BACK THE CLOCK
 
""A collection of charming, bite-size missives . . . Turning Back the Clock is among the season’s sprightlier works of nonfiction.""—The New York Observer
 
PRAISE FOR UMBERTO ECO
 
""One of the most influential thinkers of our time.""--Los Angeles Times
 
""Eco combines scholarship with a love of paradox and a quirky, sometimes outrageous, sense of humor.""--The Atlantic Monthly

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