The Post-American World is a non-fiction book by American journalist Fareed Zakaria. It was published in hardcover and audiobook formats in early May and became available in paperback in early May ; the Updated and Expanded Release followed in Release Fareed Zakaria (Author) Fareed Zakaria’s international bestseller The Post-American World pointed to the “rise of the rest”—the growth of. Zakaria, the host of CNN’s Fareed Zakaria GPS and an editor at large for Time The Post-American World: Release by Fareed Zakaria.

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However, he feels that the political system in the US is not keeping pace with the changes that are needed.

The Post-American World

On the contrary, he shows the many positives about America as well as the world today. The problem is not quality but access for more young Americans. It made a concerted effort to retain high-end, complex manufacturing — the kind of BMW model, if xakaria will.

The first chapter introduces the thesis of the book: Zakaria provides convincing reasons as to how America can still change it’s outlook take the role of a moderator in international politics and, instead of projecting it’s imperial designs which only gives rise to negative perceptions and feeling of Anti-Americanism in other zmerican, play a much more constructive and mediating role in being a part of this globally integrated world.

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worlc But along the way, they might write, it forgot to globalize itself. I highly recommend this book! Zakaria was born in Mumbai, India and attended Yale University, where he was tapped for the elite senior fraternity Scroll and Key, a club whose members included my former boss Bobby Shriver and his father Sargent. An insightful look at India.

He is the author of several books, including The Future of Freedom, which was a New York Times bestseller and has been translated into 20 languages. I would definitely recommend this book especially for readers interested in foreign policy.

One hundred years ago, there was a multipolar order run by wirld collection of European governments, with constantly shifting alliances, rivalries, miscalculations, and wars.

This does not mean, however, that the US will be relegated to the sidelines of the international world. Facebook Twitter Flipboard Email. America, Zakaria says, is also starting to lag behind other countries in education, building a competitive workforce, and fostering new energy and digital infrastructure to support those workers — zakwria markers of long-term economic growth.


It is the birth of a truly global order. And we have the best universities in the world. Anneberg Public Policy Center. Views Read Edit View history. India also has similar checks and balances as Western countries in that great public works projects are subject to objection from local people, and so their growth isn’t quite at the same breathtaking pace as China’s, but it is still impressive nonetheless.

We are now witnessing a global transformation that is the result of th Fareed Zakaria’s new book, “The Post-American World,” shines a bright light on the hand-wringing and defeatist lies about the state of America that are used fsreed neo-conservatives and anti-globalist leftists to support their radical positions by infusing Americans with fear. It also produced the prolonged political dominance of the nations of the West.

Meanwhile, he watched the US get bogged down in war in Iraq. Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroadin which he examines the necessary conditions for liberal democracy to survive, was published. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio farwed. Zakaria has won several awards for his columns and cover-essays, in particular for his October Newsweek cover story, “Why They Hate Us.

Quotes from The Post-American In this book, Mr. Good articles Pages to import images to Wikidata. At the end he concludes to 6 recommendations to get through Economics in an enlightening manner, “It was not the Great Depression that brought the Nazis to power in Germany but rather hyperinflation, which destroyed the middle class by making its savings worthless”.

He says America is now heading toward what he calls a “post-American” world, in which the United States’ share of the “global pie” is much smaller — as the rest of the globe begins to catch up.

What Does A ‘Post-American World’ Look Like?

We need to jettison the idea of the world’s zakariw and hyperpower and replace it with the world’s trusted third party. The main theme zakagia the book is that the US is not in decline but that ‘others are rising’. And really, at the end of the day, that will pot what determines the wars and confrontations of the future.

What is America’s best industry? It might seem strange to focus on growing prosperity when there are amerjcan hundreds of millions of people living in desperate poverty. Zakaria updates his best-selling earlier vision of world economics and politics, which foresaw the decline of American dominance but reassured us that with that decline came the rise of the rest of the world.


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. This economic growth is producing political confidence, national pride, and potentially international problems. Regarding the book’s focus, one reviewer criticized it by writing ” The Post-American World is missing precisely what its title promises: It never hurts to be told something more than once – just around time eight or ten I grow weary.

Fareed Zakaria: What Does A ‘Post-American World’ Look Like? : NPR

He defends the book’s basic thesis really well, which isn’t hard to do. He also offers sobering statistics in a world that is becoming more environmentally inclined: Trivia About The Post-American In fact, America’s educational system produces graduates who are less adept at rote memorization but with creative thinking skills that enable American workers to innovate and adapt far quicker than our Asian and European competitors.

By many measures, Hong Kong now rivals London and New York as the leading financial center, and the United Arab Emirates is home to the most richly endowed investment fund. A fascinating topic in the hands worle a master. At the same time, Zakaria sees attitudes in the US becoming insular and distrustful of foreigners. Zakaria spends most of the book, with specific chapters each on India and China, giving their history and development over the centuries and ametican it is that they now stand at this brink to become the next superpowers.

Thirty years ago, the United States dominated the world politically, economically and scientifically. If you’re the kind of person who is frequently looked to by friends for a little more depth and insight on national and international policy events, it’s probably already on your reading list In a review published in The ProgressiveJohann Hari called Zakaria’s assertions Thatcherist referring to the belief that there is no alternative to globalization and free market capitalism.

The second and third chapters examine factors that led to the current power balance.

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