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Michael

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  • The Post-American World 2.0

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Fareed Zakaria
    • Narrated By Fareed Zakaria
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (170)
    Story
    (171)

    Here is the New York Times and international best seller, revised and expanded with a new afterword. This is the essential update of Fareed Zakaria's analysis about America and its shifting position in world affairs. In this new edition, Zakaria makes sense of the rapidly changing global landscape. With his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination, he draws on lessons from the two great power shifts of the past 500 years - the rise of the Western world and the rise of the United States - to tell us what we can expect from the third shift, the rise of the rest.

    Steve says: "S/B req reading for every man, woman and child..."
    "Must Read!"
    Overall

    Zakaria's analysis of the challenges of the modern world and changing international relations are excellent, well-researched and moderate with an emphasis on practicality. His arguments are always rooted in historical fact and are unbeholden to any singular philosophy. I have a degree in International Relations and Global Business and find that this book is an excellent summary of the global trends that many Americans are losing sleep about.

    He provides recommendations for American policy to avoid going the path of the British at the turn of the last century. A must-read for anybody with an interest in American politics, economics or foreign policy.

    Finally we have an accurate, well-researched, and intellectually honest description of America's predicament and our best course of action moving into the new century of the "Rise of the Rest."

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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