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Stemming the decline of the West

Western values are under attack, says a recently published book.

Mr Emmott, former editor of The Economist, suggests that governments have been co-opted by big business and financial institutions.

FORMER editor of The Economist magazine Bill Emmott published a book earlier this year with the portentous title, The Fate of the West. It has met with keen interest in Japan, which considers itself to be "Western" insofar as it has adopted democratic values.

These values are coming under...

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