Here is a stunning and provocative guide to the future of
international relations—a system for managing global problems beyond the
stalemates of business versus government, East versus West, rich versus poor,
democracy versus authoritarianism, free markets versus state capitalism.
Written by the most esteemed and innovative adventurer-scholar of his
generation, Parag Khanna’s How to Run the
World posits a chaotic modern era that resembles the Middle Ages, with
Asian empires, Western militaries, Middle Eastern sheikhdoms, magnetic
city-states, wealthy multinational corporations, elite clans, religious
zealots, tribal hordes, and potent media seething in an ever more unpredictable
and dangerous storm. But just as that initial “dark age” ended with the
Renaissance, Khanna believes that our time can become a great and enlightened
age as well—only, though, if we harness our technology and connectedness to
forge new networks among governments, businesses, and civic interest groups to
tackle the crises of today and avert those of tomorrow.
With his trademark energy, intellect, and wit, Khanna
reveals how a new “mega-diplomacy” consisting of coalitions among motivated
technocrats, influential executives, super-philanthropists, cause-mopolitan
activists, and everyday churchgoers can assemble the talent, pool the money,
and deploy the resources to make the global economy fairer, rebuild failed
states, combat terrorism, promote good governance, deliver food, water, health
care, and education to those in need, and prevent environmental collapse. With
examples taken from the smartest capital cities, most progressive boardrooms,
and frontline NGOs, Khanna shows how mega-diplomacy is more than an ad hoc
approach to running a world where no one is in charge—it is the playbook for creating
a stable and self-correcting world for future generations.
How to Run the World
is the cutting-edge manifesto for diplomacy in a borderless world. Download and start listening now!