The Post-American World: And the Rise of the Rest

Author(s): Fareed Zakaria

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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 polotical 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 throroughly 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.


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Thought provoking and important ... read Zakaria to know what has, should and will happen Observer Zakaria's writing is clear and strong ... The Post-American World cites a dazzling array of anecdotes, incidents, quotations and statistics Economist A relentlessly intelligent book that eschews simple-minded projections -- Josef Joffe NYT Book Review A thoughtful, reasoned and hopeful sketch of global power and politics in the twenty-first century -- David Goldblatt Independent

General Fields

  • : 9780241958759
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : Penguin Books, Limited
  • : 0.248
  • : June 2011
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : 336
  • : Paperback
  • : Fareed Zakaria