The liberal arts educational system is under attack. Governors in Texas, Florida, and North Carolina have announced that they will not spend taxpayer money subsidizing the liberal arts. Majors like English and history - which were once very popular and highly respected - are in steep decline, and President Obama has recently advised students to keep in mind that technical training could be more valuable than a degree in art history when deciding on an educational path.
"Short, but engaging and persuading"
American democracy is, in many people's minds, the model for the rest of the world. Fareed Zakaria points out that the American form of democracy is one of the least democratic in use today. Members of the Supreme Court and the Federal Reserve, institutions that fundamentally shape our lives, are appointed, not elected. The Bill of Rights enumerates a set of privileges to which citizens are entitled, no matter what the majority says. By restricting our democracy, we enhance our freedom.
"Superb Survey of Modern Democratic Issues"
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.
"Good, but dated."
For Fareed Zakaria, the great story of our times is not the decline of America but rather the rise of everyone else - the growth of countries such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Kenya, and many, many more. This economic growth is generating a new global landscape where power is shifting and wealth and innovation are bubbling up in unexpected places.
"The Rise of Chindia"
"America's Self-Destructive Whites" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Fareed Zakaria and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"How the GOP's Dishonesty Led to the Rise of Donald Trump and Ted Cruz" is from the Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Fareed Zakaria and narrated by Jill Melancon.
"How Long Will America Ignore Syria's Suffering?" is from the June 3, 2016 Opinion section of The Washington Post. It was written by Fareed Zakaria and narrated by Jenny Hoops.
"Bile, Venom and Lies: How I Was Trolled on the Internet" is from the Ideas and Controversy section of The Washington Post. It was written by Fareed Zakaria and narrated by Jill Melancon.
The editor of Newsweek International since 2001, Fareed Zakaria oversees the magazine's eight editions in Asia, Latin America, Europe, Australia and the Middle East. His column, on subjects ranging from terrorism, national security and America's role in the world to the global economy and the rise of China and India, appears in Newsweek, Newsweek International and The Washington Post.
This month's issue includes three complete articles. From "Forethought," Ian Bremmer and Fareed Zakaria explain how to hedge your political risk in China. Then, in "Innovation, The Classic Traps," Rosabeth Moss Kanter offers practical tips on how to keep your creative team from getting bogged down. The third article, by Michael Useem, explores "How Well Run Boards Make Decisions."
This edition of CatoAudio features welcoming remarks by Cato President Edward H. Crane; appreciation of Milton Friedman by Hoover Institution Senior Fellow Thomas Sowell; presentation of the Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty by Newsweek International Editor Fareed Zakaria; and remarks by Hernando de Soto, recipient of the 2004 Milton Friedman Prize for Advancing Liberty.
Tonight on the program, John Micklethwait, editor-in-chief of Bloomberg News discusses his interview with President Vladimir Putin.
We conclude with Fareed Zakaria host of CNN’s Sunday foreign policy program, GPS. He recently sat down for an interview with President Obama ahead of the President’s final visit to Asia.
Donald Trump’s admirers and critics would probably agree on one thing: he is different. One of his chief Republican supporters, Newt Gingrich, describes him as a "unique, extraordinary experience." And of course, in some ways - his celebrity, his flexibility with the facts - Trump is unusual. But in an important sense, he is not: Trump is part of a broad populist upsurge running through the Western world. It can be seen in countries of widely varying circumstances, from prosperous Sweden to crisis-ridden Greece.