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The Human Tide


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Dr Paul Morland is associate research fellow at Birkbeck College, University of London and a renowned authority on demography. A French speaker with dual German and British citizenship, Paul was educated at Oxford University, and was awarded his PhD from the University of London.


Paul Morland has rudely awakened us to the hidden hand of demography in shaping history and politics in the modern world ... If you want to understand our times, you must read this book. - Eric Kaufmann, Professor of Politics, Birkbeck University of London, author of 'Whiteshift'Fascinating - Sunday TimesEngrossing - Evening Standard'A fascinating account of how much sheer population numbers have mattered in human history - and why major demographic upheavals, happening now and over the next few decades, are going to affect us all' - Alison WolfPopulation has been historically one of the key factors that has defined the relations between states. As Paul Morland shows in this nuanced, highly informative and rigorously argued book, it has now become the defining factor for the political dynamics within states. THE HUMAN TIDE shows that we live in an age of hard and soft demographic engineering - Ivan KrastevAs Morland argues arithmetically but convincingly, a society's rise or downfall is mirrored in its numbers - New StatesmanOnce in a while there comes along a book that is a revelatory, one, that suddenly brings into perspective some aspect of the world so critical that one is left awestruck. The Human Tide is one such book ... A major work that must rank with non-fiction classics ... Anyone even slightly interested in the story of humankind's continuing evolution must read it - Asian Age

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