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

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Penguin Books Limited, 2011 - Political Science - 336 pages
"This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else." So begins Fareed Zakaria's important new work on the era we are now entering. Following on the success of his best-selling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures. He sees the "rise of the rest"—the growth of countries like China, India, Brazil, Russia, and many others—as the great story of our time, and one that will reshape the world. The tallest buildings, biggest dams, largest-selling movies, and most advanced cell phones are all being built outside the United States. This economic growth is producing political confidence, national pride, and potentially international problems. How should the United States understand and thrive in this rapidly changing international climate? What does it mean to live in a truly global era? Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination.

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About the author (2011)

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN's flagship international affairs program (Fareed Zakaria GPS), Editor-at-Large of TIME, a Washington Post columnist and a New York Times bestselling author. He was described in 1999 by Esquire as 'the most influential foreign policy advisor of his generation'. In 2010, Foreign Policy named him as one of the Top 100 global thinkers. He lives in New York City.

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