The Nine Lives of Modernization Theory By Arjun Appadurai
THE LIGHT THAT FAILED: Why the West Is Losing the Fight for Democracy, by two well-known and highly regarded political analysts, has garnered glowing reviews from a range of intellectual luminaries, and has won at least one major prize. I thus began to read it with high hopes of gaining some new and important insights into the turn to the populist right in Eastern Europe, and the implications of this turn for the wider world. I was deeply disappointed.