Daniel Yergin's The Quest: Energy, Security, and the Remaking of the Modern PDF

By Daniel Yergin

ISBN-10: 1594202834

ISBN-13: 9781594202834

This long-awaited successor to Daniel Yergin’s Pulitzer Prize-winning The Prize presents a necessary, overarching narrative of worldwide strength, the valuable engine of geopolitical and monetary change

Renowned strength authority Daniel Yergin keeps the riveting tale all started in his Pulitzer Prize profitable e-book, The Prize, during this gripping account of the hunt for the strength the realm wishes -- and the facility and riches that include it. A grasp tale teller in addition to one of many world's nice specialists, Yergin proves that strength is actually the engine of worldwide political and fiscal swap, in addition to primary to the conflict over weather swap. From the wedged streets of Beijing, the beaches of the Caspian Sea, and the conflicts within the Mideast, to Capitol Hill and Silicon Valley, Yergin takes us contained in the judgements and offerings which are shaping our destiny. with no knowing the realities of power tested within the Quest, we might hand over our position on the helm of background.

One of our nice narrative writers, Yergin tells the interior tales -- of the oil marketplace, the increase of the "petrostate", the race to manage the assets of the previous Soviet empire, and the large company mergers that reworked the oil panorama. He exhibits how the drama of oil—the fight for entry to it, the conflict for keep watch over, the lack of confidence of provide, the results of its use, its effect at the worldwide financial system, and the geopolitics that dominate it—will proceed to form our global. he is taking at the hardest questions -- can we run out of oil, and are China and the U.S. destined to clash over oil?

Yergin additionally finds the striking and turbulent background of nuclear, coal, electrical energy, and common gasoline. He investigates the "rebirth of renewables" -- -- biofuels and wind, in addition to solar power, which enterprise capitalists are making a bet could be "the subsequent gigantic thing" for assembly the wishes of a turning out to be global economic system. He makes transparent why realizing this greening panorama and its destiny function are crucial.

Yergin extra brings weather grow to be designated point of view through supplying an unique and exceptional historical past of the way the problem went from relating a handful of scientists, afraid of a brand new Ice Age, to at least one of the overarching problems with our times.

The Quest offers a unprecedented variety of characters and a landscape of dramatic tales that illustrate the rules that may form a strong and versatile strength safeguard process for the many years to return. it really is a rare success from an writer who's really one in every of our nation's nice assets.

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However, this portrait of modernity as a bunch of ideas finally reified by hypermodernity is incomplete. What happened to universalism? What about the reign of reason? In fact, Lipovetsky interprets modernity as the sociopolitical dream of the French Revolution, the hope of liberty, equality, and fraternity and les droits de l’homme; he distances himself from philosophical Enlightenment, refurbishing Lyotard with his claim that hypermodernity is characterized by the “dissolution of the unquestioned bases of knowledge” (67).

Bring back beauty, good, wholeness and a whole slew of other metaphysical propositions, but only under very special, singular conditions that a text forces us to accept on its own terms . . 49 What about Ian McEwan’s The Child in Time (1987)? Or One Hundred Years of Solitude, The Tempest, The Seventh Seal, Oedipus Rex, The Divine Comedy, The Magus? One example of performatist literature that he gives, Olga Tokarczuk’s “The Wardrobe,” recalls nothing so much as Charlotte Perkins Gilman’s “The Yellow Wallpaper” (1892), perhaps rewritten by McEwan.

And yet there is nothing new for Eagleton in these views. He had been condemning postmodernism as politically either impotent (Lyotard) or consonant with global capitalism (Foucault) at least since his essay “Capitalism, Modernism and Postmodernism,” first published in 1985. It appeared in the same journal as had Jameson’s “Postmodernism, or the Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism” a year The Arguable Death of Postmodernism 33 earlier, and is in many ways a response to it. ” Equally, the misgivings he expresses here about theory can be traced back through his previous publications: David Alderson finds “a strong sense .

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