Revolt by Nadav Eyal – The Worldwide Uprising Against Globalization – is a well-researched and in depth investigation regarding modern globalization.
As human lives began to improve with the Industrial Revolution and global inter-relationships followed, new ideas also brought about change with the advance of science. It became understood how everything on the planet related to each other and that the ecological system had evolved to support ALL life on Earth.
Unfortunately, history shows that these alliances often created change of a malignant nature bringing war, poverty and suffering their people. In turn this brought about counter-revolution by those who were marginalized and exploited.
In his global journey Eyal interviews displaced Syrian refugee families, redundant Pennsylvania coal miners, childless couples in Japan where fertility rates are declining, and Neo-Nazis in Germany. He notes the rise of populism and nationalism.
Eyal also explores the effect of the ecological crisis as vast tracts of rainforest are cleared and wildlife no longer has a place to breed. The oceans are being polluted by nations’ detritus and their carbon emissions cause global warming.
Earth has become a planet in crisis with its population in a state of revolt and unrest.
Eyal is to be congratulated on making such a complex subject so readable. History, science, politics are somewhat an anathema to many. Eyal has expelled this myth and has humanised the subjects making them interesting and intelligible.
If there is one book that should be read by us all this year, this is it!
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
Revolt is available in paperback and e-book
About Nadav Eyal
Nadav Eyal is one of Israel’s leading journalists and a winner of the Sokolov Prize, Israel’s most important journalism award. Eyal has been covering Middle Eastern and international politics in the last two decades for Israeli radio, newspapers and television. In 2016 he was widely credited for a series of short documentaries that explored the real possibility of a Trump victory. A winner of the British Chevening scholarship, he received a master’s degree in global politics from the London School of Economics and Political Science and holds a LLB from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. Eyal serves as the chairman for the Israeli Movement for Freedom of Information.