This is political journalist Matthew D'Ancona's call to arms to challenge this age of political extremism, lazy populism and democratic torpor.
This book is a provocative intervention in a global debate that has been paralysed by the continued use of out-dated categories of political analysis.
In it political journalist Matthew D'Ancona will propose a new way of understanding the crises of developed societies in the early 21st Century - and plot a way forward.
Matthew d'Ancona is a British journalist and broadcaster. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian and was previously editor of the Spectator. He also contributes regularly to the BBC's Today programme.
Matthew was the Sunday Telegraph's political columnist for 19 years. He also writes for the Evening Standard, the New York Times and GQ.
Matthew is a visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University of London and author of several books including In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition.
He is a Trustee of the Science Museum Group, chair of the think-tank Bright Blue and was elected a Prize Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, in 1989.