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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,684 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Fareed Zakaria Narrator: Fareed Zakaria Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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For Fareed Zakaria, the great story of our times is not the decline of America but rather the rise of everyone else - the growth of countries such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, Kenya, and many, many more.

This economic growth is generating a new global landscape where power is shifting and wealth and innovation are bubbling up in unexpected places. It's also producing political confidence and national pride. As these trends continue, the push of globalization will increasingly be joined by the pull of nationalism - a tension that is likely to define the next decades.

With his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination, Zakaria draws on lessons from the two great power shifts of the past 500 years - the rise of the Western world and the rise of the United States - to tell us what we can expect from the third shift, the rise of the rest.

Washington must begin a serious transformation of global strategy and seek to share power, create coalitions, build legitimacy, and define the global agenda. None of this will be easy for the greatest power the world has ever known - the only power that for so long has really mattered. But all that is changing now. The future we face is the post-American world. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Clark Carlton | 2/16/2014

    " I finished reading this almost four years after its release, but it is as relevant and as interesting today as it must have been when first published. Whether you agree with his views or not, Zakaria is an excellent, accessible writer and his views are well formulated. He is also a very interesting historian. As someone from a Muslim Indian background, he provides fresh and unexpected perspectives on several historical narratives. It was a captivating book from end to end which does not predict the end of American dominance and influence over the globe but shows how we have created our own competition by exporting our values and know-how. This is an optimistic book in many ways as well as a cautionary one. If you neglected to read it, like I did, I encourage you to pick it up. People of all political viewpoints would find it very engaging and very instructive. This book has extended my education. Fascinating! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Darrell | 2/15/2014

    " I didn't love this book. It got pretty bland in the middle, and I couldn't even finish it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sheetal | 1/29/2014

    " Very interesting analysis of America from a foreign perspective. Very good read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Saurabh | 1/24/2014

    " Interesting read, but maybe more in the mold of a reaaally loooong Newsweek writeup(but that makes it easy to read). A more balanced and realistic assesment of portents of the coming world than most other works on the subject... "

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