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. For most of the last century, the United States has dominated global economics, politics, science, and culture. The New York Times: The author approves worlv the end result of ousting of Saddam Hussein, but disapproves of the botched post-invasion occupation and the sheer incompetence of it.

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. Accessibility links Skip to main content Keyboard shortcuts for audio player.

At the end he concludes to 6 recommendations to get through Though we talk about a new era, the world seems to be one with which we are familiar. He writes a regular column for Newsweek, which also appears in Newsweek International and fortnightly in the Washington Fareee.

As Jonat He defends the book’s basic thesis really well, which isn’t hard to do. The author’s point is that diplomacy is America’s strength, and it should be used first with force held as a last resort, especially in a world where the US is not the only superpower anymore due to the growing influence of countries in the developing world. Zakaria was the managing editor of Foreign Affairs, the widely-circulated journal of international politics and economics.

Most of the industrialized world–and a good part of the nonindustrialized world as well–has better cell phone service than the United States. Somehow I have a hard time imagining the political and military establishment taking this book seriously. This economic growth is producing political confidence, national pride, and potentially international problems. Zakaria, America is a successful economic power.


Similarly, India is more interested in continuing to build its own prosperity than imposing its own democratic values on the rest of the world. The book was published amwrican W.

The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria

Reading about the “Post American World” I could have expected more about what is “next” but the book mostly plots the projections of the past And, of course, it means that whatever natural resources the developing country has must belong to those US corporations.

Dec 01, Satyaki Mitra rated it really liked it Shelves: The New York Times bestseller, revised and expanded with a new afterword: Feb 17, Andrew added it Shelves: Admittedly, those are hard things, but not impossible and Zakaria emphasizes that, number one, our basic economy is still very strong, number two, we basically won and the whole world with the exception of the middle east is trying to adopt our way of life and, number three, we have the most powerful ideals, still attractive to people all over the world.

Zakaria is one of the most sensible voices around in my opinion and, could he BE any handsomer!? Did you know that women’s clothing is a powerful indicator of a society’s comfort with modernity? And this is where the fundamental flaws in Zakaria’s analysis are most obvious.

This page book is composed of the following seven chapters: The second shift, which took place in the closing years of the nineteenth century, was the rise of the United States. You’ll learn from it and enjoy it. Retrieved from ” https: It was published in hardcover and audiobook formats in early May and became available in paperback in early May ; the Updated and Expanded Release 2. View all 7 comments. And he is the successor to George Kennan and Zbigniew Brzezinski in the role of theorist for US corporate imperialism.

If you want to understand the world in a more consistent way, in a way more consistent with reality, read Chomsky. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. His writings promote his vision of a world that moves towards liberal democratic societies with free markets.

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

Zakaria is an editor for Newsweek International, and this book reads like a series of Newsweek articles. Nov 27, Honor rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: For a scholar who claims to cast aside the old weaponry of ideology and theory, he seems to invest an awful lot of time into the defense of a sort of glib Reaganism that he claims is “non-ideological” or “realism” or some such B.


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. Zakaria provides a high level overview saying the superpower era is over, and is being replaced by a multipolar world and one for the first time with non-European powers as the majority of leaders. In one month inIndia and Brazil were willing to frontally defy the United States at the Doha trade talks, Russia attacked and occupied parts of Georgia, and China hosted the most spectacular and expensive Olympic Games in history.

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 geo “This is not a book about the decline of America, but rather about the rise of everyone else.

Jun 09, Raghu rated it really liked it. Fascinating facts throughout the book,”from tofarfed number of vehicles in China will rise from 26 million to million”. This is a good thing with great opportunity. Zakaria could have accomplished the same purpose with a feature in a magazine, in words. Changes, even sea changes, take place gradually.

Sounds like it might be a really good book. Interesting British history and the ways it compares to ours.

Zakariz is faster and cheaper across the industrial world, from Canada to France to Japan, and the United States now stands sixteenth in the world in broadband penetration per capita.

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