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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Sep 07, Terry rated it it was amazing. While international political structures are useful, some of them, like the UN Security Council, are hopelessly out of date.

I just loved, loved, loved this book and I aerican every single American should read it and take it to heart. Trade, development, military operations, and political operations, previously required American intervention, now these things can skirt our borders, or Washington.

It is absolutely clear that government plays a key role, as a catalyst, in promoting long-run growth. Zakaria writes in a rarefied and blissful sphere in which class conflict plays no role in day-to-day life, in which violence is entirely the roles of market and state cleave cleanly apart into separate spheres, in which culture and development are entirely separate entities, and in which free markets and liberal-democratic governance always prevail.

View all 6 comments. I get the sneaking suspicion a lot of people won’t understand the general thesis of this book.

The Post-American World

I need help with homework on this book. People might glean from the title that, in the near future, America won’t exist.

But in fact, it is very different. We need to spend less time worrying about Iranian nuclear weapons and more about how to work with India and China.

The Globe and Mail. Its strategy of small, gradual reforms have allowed it to quietly modernize. This argument is a bit of a logical fallacy, similar to the argument that black Africans sold each other into the Atlantic slave trade.

Zakaria was born in Mumbai, India farwed 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.


Inhis book The Future of Freedom: Did you know that women’s clothing is a powerful indicator of a society’s comfort with modernity? Zakaria fareee that international organizations are not adapting well to emerging challenges and that there is too much focus on problems arising from potential market failures or general crises e. Following on the success of his best-selling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures.

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

Engaging prose that offers countless anecdotes and interesting facts. I think it’s done with an attitude of enlightenment for the I am always a little hesitant to read books about current political events because they are so easily partisan. But in fact, the share of people living on a dollar a day or less plummeted from 40 percent in to 18 percent inand is estimated to fall to 12 percent by Even if their growth rates decline, which they surely will, these countries will not quietly relinquish their new roles in the global system.

Fareed Zakaria’s new book, “The Post-American World,” shines a bright light on the hand-wringing and defeatist americwn about the state of America that farded used by neo-conservatives and anti-globalist leftists to support their radical positions by infusing Americans with fear.

To claim that the US strives for democracy is contradicted by the facts – in fact there is a high correlation between US support for foreign states and the incidence of human rights violations in those states. The transformation is paying off and vast swaths of humanity are rising out of za,aria and mimicking our consumer oriented economy. Dec 01, Satyaki Mitra rated it really liked it Shelves: The Post-American World is part business, part political, part historical, and part sociological; as Zakaria analyses how the United States has arrived at the state it is in internationally, and what the future holds for the two global giants of India and China on the horizon.

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I finished this last night and I must say that zakariia it starts off strong I grew very weary. Requires navigation to The Post-American World entry.

China, India, and Brazil, particularly, are set to play their own dominant roles upon the world’s stage and American policies must take these rising powers into consideration.


The Spiked Review of Books. 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 nations, play a much more constructive and mediating role in being a part of this globally integrated world.

A fascinating topic in the hands of rareed master. This book came out early in so it must have been written in View all 4 aemrican. Do These Still Work? The one amazing anecdote referenced in the book is about a border dispute in Africa, where the cease fire and diplomatic terms were moderated by The facts are there, the bibliography is extensive, and the case is made very well. Zakaria has called WW2 “Stalin’s War” and says that the efforts of the Americans and the British were just a minimal contribution on the minor front.

The theory that the US now and in the past has worked for democracy is simply false. The book was published by W.

The challenge for America now is political decline, for as others have grown in importance, the central role of the United States, especially in the ascendant emerging markets, has already begun to shrink.

The main theme of the book is that the US is not in decline but that ‘others are rising’. Even shopping, America’s greatest sporting activity, has gone global. If you’re the americam of person who enjoys knowing a bit more about what’s going on, and what’s going on behind that, than you are likely to get out of the daily news papers or broadcasts, you should read this book.

And we have the best universities in the world. The Economist review found a disconnection between the book’s arguments and its sources in that the book addresses international and national especially analysis of China and Indiabut nearly all the people behind the sources cited are based, or spent most of their careers, in the New York-Washington corridor.