A lucid, pulsating study . . . skilfully drawn
A monumental and nuanced history of the past half-century
Praise for Fidel and Che
Gripping . . . deeply impressive . . . rigorously sourced
As exciting and readable as a Cold War thriller
Reid-Henry makes the case for seeing our recent past as a distinct period, as well as showing that this era is drawing to a close. He does this convincingly, stylishly and with verve. This is as good a general account as we have of democracy's dysfunctions and discontents over the last 50 years, and a significant improvement on most of the books published recently on our current disorders... in this fine book he has at least provided some starting points for thinking about what we need to do next to overcomes the morbid systems of our age and build something new.
Brilliantly, Reid-Henry calls for the salvation of democracy from the choices of its own leaders - if it is to survive
[Empire of Democracy] yields insights that help us understand our present and imagine the possibilities of our future... The frontiers of the future can sometimes be discerned by studying the plains of our past. This book allows the reader to do both.
Simon Reid-Henry has written a superbly informed and riveting historical analysis of our contemporary era, which opened in the 1970s and, as he brilliantly demonstrates, continues to transform the premises of Western democracies