The Post-American World: And The Rise Of The Rest

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Penguin Books Limited, 2011 - Political Science - 336 pages
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'The most timely book of the year' Gideon Rachman, Financial TimesThe world is changing, as power shifts from the West . . . to the rest. THE GROWTH OF COUNTRIES such as India, China, Brazil, Russia, South Africa and Kenya is generating a new landscape. The tallest buildings, biggest dams, highest-grossing movies and most advanced mobile phones are now all being made outside Europe and the United States. Countries that previously lacked political confidence and national pride are finding them. Is this an opportunity, or a threat? Fareed Zakaria's acclaimed bestseller, now expanded with a new afterword and thoroughly updated throughout, has been heralded as the most thought-provoking book yet on our uncertain times. With lucidity, insight and imagination, he shows how the West must transform its global strategy, moving from a position of hegemony to one that recognizes this seismic power shift. 'A relentlessly intelligent book that eschews simple-minded projections' Josef Joffe, NYT Book Review'Provocative and shrewd . . . a lucid picture of a globalized world that is changing at light speed' Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times'A thoughtful, reasoned and hopeful sketch of global power and politics in the twenty-first century' David Goldblatt, Independent

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User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

Thought I'd like this more than I did. It's not at all about the title...it's about American globalization and how the USA can succeed in the changing world economy. This book came out early in 2008 ... Read full review

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User Review  - danoomistmatiste - LibraryThing

This one I must say was almost unputdownable. In this book, the theme is the rise of the rest. He focuses on the emerging powers, China and India. Past failed powers such as Great Britain and why that ... Read full review

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About the author (2011)

Fareed Zakaria is the editor of Newsweek International and writes a weekly column on international affairs. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Future of Freedomand his latest, The Post-American World. He lives in New York City

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