The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

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“A relentlessly intelligent book.” —Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review


“This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.” So begins Fareed Zakaria’s blockbuster on the United States in the twenty-first century, and the trends he identifies have proceeded faster than anyone anticipated. How might the nation continue to thrive in a truly global era? In this fully updated 2.0 edition, Zakaria answers these questions with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination.
 

About Fareed Zakaria

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Fareed Zakaria is the editor-at-large of Time magazine and the Emmy-nominated host of CNN's "Fareed Zakaria GPS." His previous book was the bestseller The Future of Freedom. He lives in New York City.
 
Published May 31, 2011 by W. W. Norton & Company. 336 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences, Education & Reference, History, Computers & Technology, Science & Math, Business & Economics. Non-fiction

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By Zakaria’s account, America’s strength will lie in freedom and diversity—and the post-American era may not last all that long, since America’s population is growing, and growing younger, while the demographics of Asia and Europe are largely pointing to older populations and, in time, fewer work...

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The U.S. economy is as large as the next three — Japan, Germany and Britain — put together,” adding that “it is more dynamic economically, more youthful demographically and more flexible culturally than any other part of the world.” What worries people around the world above all else, he wrot...

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Every 20 years or so, the end of America is nigh — ever since the 18th century when, in France, Comte de Buffon fingered the country as a den of degeneracy while Abbé Raynal slammed its cultural poverty: America had not yet produced “one good poet, one able mathematician, one man of genius.” In 1...

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Zakaria's "Rise of the Rest" is perhaps a reworking of the title of the Canadian-American historian William McNeil's fine world history The Rise of the West, published many years ago, the title of which in turn was probably a play on Oswald Spengler's Decline of the West.

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Zakaria predicts that despite its record of recent blunders at home and abroad, America will stay strong, buoyed by a stellar educational system and the influx of young immigrants, who give the U.S. a more youthful demographic than Europe and much of Asia whose workers support an increasing popul...

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Pajiba

it’s quite another when the nations have clout in international politics and have established their own political and economic culture.

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London Review of Books

According to its author, Parag Khanna, ‘America’s unipolar moment has inspired diplomatic and financial counter-movements to block American bullying and construct an alternate world order.’ ‘America has lost its momentum, and it cannot turn things around simply because it wants to,’ he writes in ...

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Bookmarks Magazine

Josef Joffe Providence Journal 4 of 5 Stars "Fareed Zakaria … has written a fascinating book on the rise of China and India in the 21st century with what will become a famous opening line: ‘This is a book not about the decline of America but rather about the rise of everyone else.’" Sam Coal...

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National Review Online

Long before Obama, the G-something meetings were already more than “the old Western club.” Unlike Obama in Libya or Clinton in Serbia, Bush did not intervene in Afghanistan or Iraq without first obtaining congressional support.

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Seeking Alpha

This is not necessarily an advertisement for the Canadian health care system, but it does make clear that the costs of the American healthcare system have risen to a point that there is a significant competitive disadvantage to hiring American workers.

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Mises Institute

Zakaria does not think so, pointing out that during the Cold War, American policy had a much wider base of support throughout the world.

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