The False Promise of Liberal Order: Nostalgia, Delusion and the Rise of Trump

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The False Promise of Liberal Order : Nostalgia, Delusion and the Rise of Trump. / Porter, Patrick.

1st ed. Polity Press, 2020. 224 p.

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