Crawling From the Wreckage

Crawling From the Wreckage

Book - 2010
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Gwynne Dyer is cheering up. Sure, the past decade has had more than its share of stupid wars, obsessions about terrorism, denial about climate change, rapacious turbo-capitalism, and lies, lies, lies. But signs of progress actually do abound. While the world is far from perfect as we embark on a fresh decade, Dyer believes that the "sense of sliding out of control towards ten different kinds of disaster has gone." When things go wrong it's always easy to pin blame -- but singling out the forces that lead to positive change can be trickier.

In this illuminating collection of columns from the last five years, Gwynne Dyer ferrets out the signs of hope -- without overlooking the issues that remain seemingly intractable. Mining the events of recent history, Dyer contextualizes the recent past and anticipates what the future might have in store. This journalist's beat is global: from Africa to South America, from Europe to the Middle East, and any other region with a political pulse.

Acerbic and iconoclastic, Dyer has never been afraid to call 'em like he sees 'em -- and we are all the better for his trademark candour and the breadth of his knowledge and expertise. For anyone seeking to understand the larger forces that shape our society and our world, Crawling from the Wreckage makes for necessary reading.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, c2010
ISBN: 9780307358912
Branch Call Number: 909.831 DYE 2010
Characteristics: vii, 359 p. ; 24 cm


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Apr 15, 2015

I believe Dyer is not published in Canada . There is a history about this. Too bad, because he is a very bright guy especially about Canadian political affairs.
Bob Day April 15, 2015

Sep 23, 2011

Lots of good information. Easy to read.

May 13, 2011

Gwynne Dyer is an entertaining columnist and this collection of articles is quite engrossing. Although he prefaces the book to say the material reflects a slightly optimistic look at the future (he actually just says there's a chance we're not totally f**ked), I didn't share his glimmer of hope.

Jan 30, 2011

Gwyne Dyer is one of my favorite writers and a good reason to read the Spectator. This book is his columns arranged to cover some topics. It is uncanny how well he analyzes political situations around the world. He does not follow the lines presented in mainstream television, but a much deeper understanding.

Oct 30, 2010

Easy read, a compilation of some of his columns on a range of subjects (wish I knew what paper, if any, carried his column here), plenty of insight and opinion too.

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