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From Brexit, to Donald Trump, to extremist parties in Europe and the developing world, populism has dominated recent headlines. 

But what explains the rise of leaders who stoke nationalist anger in their countries, from Le Pen to Erdogan? How long will the populist wave last? Who will be the winners and losers in this climate, and how can we defend the values of democracy, free trade and international cooperation? 

No one is better suited to explore these questions than Ian Bremmer, the CEO of the Eurasia Group and acclaimed Time magazine columnist who was named LinkedIn's top influencer in 2017. Analysing the social, economic and technological forces fuelling this new wave of populism, Bremmer explains why we're witnessing a rejection of the democratic, global, cosmopolitan trends of the late 20th century. Us vs. Them is a definitive guide to navigating the shifting political landscape, for businesses looking to weather and survive the populist storm.

©2018 Ian Bremmer (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Required reading to help repair a world in pieces and build a world at peace." (António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General)

"Ian Bremmer is provocative, controversial, and always intelligent about the state of the world, which he knows so well." (Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund)

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Great Read

Loved it, as I do anything from Ian Bemmer, well written and informative, highly recommended.

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  • Big gee
  • 01-25-19

good

very informative book a a a a a a a a a a a b c d

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  • Charles Palmer
  • 01-11-19

Makes some very pertinent points

Explains the huge frustrations that have led to populism and condemns the dismissal of the people who back it as racists etc. Very interesting explanation of why globalists appear so keen to ignore democratic structures in the west and rightly identifies the powderkeg of increased automation destroying up to 80% of jobs in the developing world. But then fails to tackle the actual issue, ie a globsl banking sector that's out of control snd s global economy that puts shareholders above all. Points out that sneering at opponents isn't helping anyone. Then proceeds to sneer at Trump like the best of CNN with an extraordinary personal attack in the conclusion. But, the author's prejudice aside, its an important book. Unless we address the issues identified, were headed to a very bad place but the solution isn't unelected oligarchy, its trusting the people with a truly representative democracy, Mr Junker!

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  • Andy
  • 01-10-19

Good Future Predictions

A good book that gives us some cause for concern in the future, not least because the very people we are electing to run our countries are a big part of the problem and they will have zero incentive to change the status quo.

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  • ayman
  • 11-08-18

Just a news summary

If u actually follow the news from all over the word than this book just sums them to focus in the idea of the book but actually the book doesn’t offer anything more than that

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  • Colin
  • 08-06-18

just the book I've been looking for.

Since Trump and Brexit I've been trying to figure out why there has been a rise of populism. This book answers this at a macro level and goes into various developed and developing countries state of affairs. The writing and information is clear and concise even though a lot is covered. I ended the book feeling informed, level headed and worried for the future (although less worried if I knew a majority of people had read this book!)

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  • Malkit singh Sekhon
  • 06-18-18

why not Sooner

sometimes such information should ne delivered in schools.only if the young student knew this earlier so much positive change could have occurred much sooner

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-18

More than the title

Ian Bremmer spans the world and political divides to look at how lack of opportunity is causing nationalism, racialism, authoritarianism, and us vs them-ism. The situation will get more divisive unless the winners find ways to grow the pie, especially for those left behind.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-20-19

Completely missed the point.

With some delusion of objectivity he frames current political events with Marxist narrative and worst of all Judeo-Christian-liberal slave morality not to mention neo-conservative pilpul. He is not brave enough to analyse this issue let alone offer solutions, UBI? WTF dude?

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-18-20

WTF

WTF this Bremmer is full a, very bias miss the whole point, basic informations and data but this is not providing and future solutions.