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Michael Laczynski - Future's last year

How 1999 changed the world

Im Jahr 1999 wurden weltweit Entscheidungen getroffen, die sich als Brandbeschleuniger herausstellten. Eine überraschende Analyse.

Around the world, decisions were made in 1999 that transpired to be highly incendiary. Laczynski delivers a surprising analysis. Financial bubbles and debt crises, Wladimir Putin and Donald Trump, the rise of China and the demise of Europe, talent shows and "Game of Thrones". Smart phones and social networks, populists and self-promoters, internet billionaires and Me Incs, 9/11 and the endless wars in the Near East – many of the developments that have shaped our era of crises and conflicts have their roots in 1999. It was a time when the future seemed within reach and the hope for world peace and prosperity for all seemed justified rather than naive. "Future's last year. How 1999 changed the world" details how the carnival of optimism came to an end and the course was set for the return of a past we thought had long been overcome.

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192 pages
format:140 x 220
ISBN: 9783701734429
Release date: 12.03.2019

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Michael Laczynski

was born in Warsaw in 1973. He was EU correspondent for the daily paper "Die Presse" in Brussels until March 2017 and is currently based at the "Presse" editorial office in Vienna, from where he reports on European topics. He studied economics and Japanology in Vienna and Tokyo, reported from Japan for "Austria Presse Agentur", co-founded the cultural magazine "Touristen" and was in charge of the Eastern European department of the daily financial paper "Wirtschaftsblatt". In 2015 he was awarded the Europa Staatspreis of the Federal Republic of Austria. His most recent book: "Fürchtet euch und folgt uns" (2017).


Michael Laczynski liefert eine spannende Zeitreise in ein Jahrzehnt, das uns bis heute prägt.
[Quelle: Ingrid Brodnig]

Eine interessante und ungewöhnliche Zusammenfassung dramatischer Entwicklungen.
[Quelle: Paul Lendvai]

Bis der Autor im Epilog die „Vorschau auf die Vergangenheit“ analysiert, kommt man aus dem Staunen, Kopfschütteln und Schmunzeln nicht heraus. So einiges weiß man bestimmt noch und anderes ist längst in Vergessenheit geraten. Durch die abwechslungsreichen Themen ist das Buch sehr angenehm zu lesen. Laczynskis Schreibstil ist sehr temporeich, fesselnd und immer wieder mit einer Brise Humor gewürzt. Eine interessante Zusammenfassung vieler bedeutender Entwicklungen, eine Zeitreise, die man mit Genuss lesen kann.
[Quelle: Sigrid Kaltenbrunner, AMAZON REVIEW]

Durch die unterschiedlichen Themen, die uns der Autor vor Augen führt, fesselt das Buch und macht es abwechslungsreich wie spannend.

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