1 Francis Fukuyama, ‘The end of history?’, National Interest, 16 (Summer 1989), pp. 3–18; the article was subsequently worked up into the book The End of History and the Last Man, London: Hamish Hamilton, 1992.
2 See, for example: Martin Jacques, When China Rules the World: The Rise of the Middle Kingdom and the End of the Western World, London: Allen Lane, 2009; and also Fareed Zakaria, The Post- American World, London: Allen Lane, 2008.
3 George Soros, The Crash of 2008 and What It Means: The New Paradigm for Financial Markets, New York: PublicAffairs, 2009, p. 144.
4 See, for example, the following studies: Bill McKibben, The End of Nature: Humanity, Climate Change and the Natural World, 2nd edn, London: Bloomsbury, 2003; James Lovelock, The Revenge of Gaia: Earth’s Climate Crisis and the Fate of Humanity, London: Allen Lane, 2006; Fred Pearce, The Last Generation: How Nature Will Take Its Revenge for Climate Change, London: Eden Project, 2006; George Monbiot, Heat: How We Can Stop the Planet Burning, 2nd edn, London: Penguin, 2007.
5 Neal Lawson, All Consuming: How Shopping Got Us into This Mess and How We Can Find Our Way Out, London: Penguin, 2009, p. 2.
6 See, for example: Al Gore, An Inconvenient Truth: The Movie, Paramount DVD, 2006; and Nicholas Stern, The Economics of Climate Change: The Stern Review, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2007.