About this book
A radical and pithy analysis of political history, the world we live in, and who's really in control. 'Among the many contributions to the dissection of our current predicament, this is surely one of the most thought-provoking' Sir Richard J. Evans, "Guardian"
Competition, flexibility and profit are still the common currency, even at a time when Western countries have been driven off a cliff by these very values. But will it always be this way? This title argues for the predominance in any society of one of three broad value systems - that of the merchant; the soldier; and the sage.