In face of the volcano of world history, Nicolas Baverez proposes his solutions.
It is not the end of history – history is accelerating. With the spread of Islamic State, the awakening of the Chinese and Russian empires, crashes and the “Uberization” of the economy – there are increasing numbers of conflicts. We are living in an era of disruption, i.e. improbable, extreme and irreversible events. They throw democracies into turmoil, calling into question the West’s dominance over world history and the central role of national governments in the management of the economy and the international system.
There are as many hopes for the future as there are risks, from new sources of growth to the increasing power of an open society. But we have to bridge the gap that has appeared between the speed of change and the passivity of political response. In face of the volcano of world history, which is in the process of erupting, Nicolas Baverez proposes action that focuses on individual commitment, the vitality of free societies, the transformation of national governments, and the integration of emerging nations into world governance.
(Albin Michel, 2016)