亞馬遜冠軍暢銷書
非文學類(政治傳記)
更新日期:
2021-10-05
There is Nothing for You Here: Finding Opportunity in the 21st Century
Fiona Hill
Mariner Books
October 2021
432 pp
書籍編號:
03-12666
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● 內文簡介

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★本書作者Fiona Hill親自講解作品影片:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQDxsd_0UCc

來自美國外交事務專家Fiona Hill的箴言,以個人奮鬥歷程出發,探討為何「國家的低發展性」已將美國推上了俄羅斯的後路,人們又該如何在21世紀社會的遺忘之境,找回曾經的希望。

作者Fiona Hill生長在一個極致衰敗的年代。最後一家本土礦商倒閉,經濟急速緊縮,世界看上去了無希望。Hill的父親要她離開晦暗的北英格蘭,「這裡沒有妳生存的餘地了,親愛的」,爸爸是這麼告訴她的。

於是,礦工女兒遠颺高飛,夢想也跟著來到了超乎預期的境界。她先後於莫斯科及哈佛大學求學,成為美國公民,接著進入政界,輔佐三位美國總統。然而,Hill卻在俄羅斯和美國的國家問題中,看見了當年家鄉的影子,以及民粹主義的興起。當她首次為美國總統川普的彈劾案作證時,便知道社會邊緣者的絕望,已經將美國政治推到了懸崖邊。這群人的絕望既龐大且黑暗,而美國正在與時間賽跑,為的就是不要步上俄羅斯的後塵。

在這部傳記式作品中,Hill以深沉有力的發言分享了她寶貴的從政與人生經驗,並用一個最真誠的姿態,說明為何「擴展機會」才能為國家民主帶來長期的希望與勇氣。

一位出身礦工家庭,而後躍上國際政治舞台的外交專家,在美麗且令人感悟的人生故事中,煉出現代人都該關切的國家議題。

 

● 作者簡介

Fiona Hill,美國著名智庫——布魯金斯學會——資深外交政策研究員、美國外交關係協會成員。2017至2019年間,她擔任總統副手、美國國家安全會議歐洲及俄羅斯事務總監。2006至2009年間,Hill於美國國家情報委員會服務,專門研究歐亞及俄羅斯事務。此外,她對高加索地區、邊境衝突、能源等議題有極廣泛的研究與了解;她是《Mr. Putin: Operative in the Kremlin》、《The Siberian Curse: How Communist Planners Left Russia Out in the Cold》等書籍的共同作者。Hill現居華盛頓特區。

 

● 媒體報導

“The rare Trump insider memoir that doesn’t obsess over Trump . . . As it turns out, we should have paid more attention to Hill’s life story. Though her book does feature first-person accounts of Trump and his inner circle, There is Nothing for You Here is a more ambitious and personal effort.”——The Washington Post

“Hill is a lucid writer, delivering her reminiscences in a vivid and wry style. . . . with immediacy, tenderness and a good bit of gallows humor.”——The New York Times

“Valuable and riveting . . . Hill’s personal, professional and political lives form a coherent whole so that each part illuminates the other . . . a memoir that will give pleasure to readers today — and will be an important document for historians of the future.”——Financial Time

“This book has a miraculous quality. Fiona Hill has transformed her own predicaments in the Trump administration into a prescription for a better America. Known as an outstanding expert on Russia and an exemplary public servant, she reveals herself here as a wise observer and a beautiful writer. As a memoir this is hard to put down; if you are seeking a better American future you should pick it up.”——Timothy Snyder, Yale University, New York Times best-selling author of On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

“[An] ambitious, immensely compelling memoir, Hill interweaves her interesting life story with events and issues she has continued to observe during her career . . . The author persuasively argues that America may be heading in a similar direction to Russia unless we address the crucial challenges facing much of the country, specifically regarding education, health care, and job opportunities. Drawing insightful parallels between Trump and Putin, she unpacks how the threat of populism can quickly undermine democracy . . . A shrewd, absorbing memoir that casts a sharp eye on America's future while offering feasible solutions for change.”——Kirkus Reviews, *starred* review

“In this captivating chronicle of her improbable life, Fiona Hill takes us from a Northern England of idled coal mines and deindustrialization to Trump’s Oval Office, demonstrating how individual biography can illuminate far broader issues of world affairs. Her book represents a stern and essential warning about the global threats to democracy and their root causes in a worldwide crisis of opportunity.”——Drew Gilpin Faust, President Emerita and Arthur Kingsley Porter University Professor, Harvard University

“A sobering analysis of the toxic environment Trump and his aides created and how it continues to threaten democracy’s very existence.”——Booklist, *starred* review

“Fiona Hill knows all too well the threats posed by Russia and the Trump administration, but this well-written, analytically sophisticated autobiography is focused on an even more dangerous crisis: the vast and growing opportunity gap in the United States and much of the rest of the world. Her personal story of upward mobility from the distressed coal fields of northern England to the White House is, as she knows, ‘a fluke.’ That is precisely what makes this remarkable book must reading for anyone concerned about our country’s future.”——Robert D. Putnam, Professor of Public Policy, Harvard Kennedy School, and New York Times best-selling author of Our Kids: The American Dream in Crisis and The Upswing: How America Came Together a Century Ago and How We Can Do It Again

“Fiona Hill is what the miners of County Durham called a 'clever lass' whose talents took her from England to Putin’s Russia and to the Trump White House. She has lived through the social and economic disintegration of England, Russia, and America, and has the close-up experience to draw new parallels between Putin and Trump. She was a waitress who was expected to accept being groped in the Royal and Ancient Golf Club in St Andrews and was mistaken for a typist in the Oval Office during Trump’s call with Putin—what else could the only woman be, and what matter if she was the only Russian speaker present? A candid, insightful, and disturbing story.”——Sir Angus Deaton, Nobel Prize winner and co-author of the New York Times best-selling Deaths of Despair and the Future of Capitalism

“Lucid . . . a forceful argument for investing in education to lower the barriers to opportunity . . . Readers will come for the insider details about Trump, but stay for the keen analysis.”——Publishers Weekly

“A masterful book with remarkable depth and breadth. Fiona Hill covers everything from deindustrialization to U.S.-Russia relations to the chaos of working in the Trump White House to the challenges still facing women at the highest levels of their professions. What holds together these related but diverse topics is her riveting, momentous biography, as well as her underlying argument about the dangers of persistent disadvantage and lack of opportunity: despair ravaging societies, populism and authoritarianism undermining democracies, and lost generations and dying places. Hill raises a stark warning about these threats, and yet she is full of ideas about how to heal our dangerous divides. She ends the book with a wonderful guide to how people from all walks of life—from CEOs to teachers—can contribute to solving this problem, a manifesto filled with good ideas, realistic proposals, and a healthy dose of Fiona’s seemingly endless energy. There Is Nothing for You Here is a wonderful and compelling read that interweaves its author’s amazing personal journey with deep analysis of some of the most urgent issues facing capitalism, democracy, and international diplomacy today. It is a rare and remarkable combination.”——Carol Graham, Leo Pasvolsky Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution and College Park Professor, University of Maryland School of Public Polic