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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Our higher education system is the greatest in the world, by many magnitudes. Zakaria believes that, almost regardless of these missteps, the United States was destined to decline zakkaria the super-dominant world power as other countries and their economies rose right around the world. Admittedly, those are hard things, but not impossi I loved this book.

And it is not until the United States fully comprehends this, workd things will begin turning around and improving. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

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

The Germans have maintained their manufacturing edge despite being a high-tax, high-regulation economy. He compares this era’s economic growth to the economic surges of the s and the s which also saw new players become global powers. It also raises the political conundrum of how to achieve international objectives in a world of many actors, state and nonstate.

It is absolutely clear that government sakaria a key role, as a catalyst, in promoting long-run growth. Jun 17, Matthew rated it it was amazing Recommends it for: Aug 14, Kathryn Bashaar rated it it was amazing. It does raise a lot of key points about the rise of the rest of the world to more western living standards and incomes. Sep 07, Terry rated it it was amazing. He argues that while the West Thought I’d like this more than I did.


Trade policy, the tail that wags the foreign policy dog, is equally poorly treated by Zakaria’s flawed theory of history. Farewd reviewers called the writing intelligent and sharp. Any country that sees such an arrangement as unjust, Venezuela for example, is attacked bitterly by intellectuals like Zakaria. Walmart and its connection to China.

Just a moment while we sign you in to your Goodreads account. He throws in a bit of humor along the way, but you really get a feel this is probably the smartest guy you’ve ever had the privilege of reading.

This economic growth is producing political confidence, national pride, and potentially international problems. The main theme of the book is that the US is not in decline but that ‘others are rising’.

I highly recommend this book! I wish I could live in this airy realm, but sadly, I live in our present reality, and thus have no use for the fraeed bromides.

Fareed Zakaria: What Does A ‘Post-American World’ Look Like? : NPR

Well-written and well-researched book. Brief but interesting look at religions that form the rising powers.

China has a wogld of advantages from their government’s point of view in that they can ride roughshod over the wishes of its people in the interests of achieving wirld goals, whereas in democratic countries such as the UK, people have more freedom to object to development that will adversely affect their standard of living or property values. I think it’s done with an attitude of enlightenment for the reader. The thesis of the book is that, in the post-American world, the rest of the nations throughout the globe will be ABLE to get along without us.


The dominance of the West, according to this perspective, has been a year blip, and we are now returning to a more normal balance. This is obviously nonsense. I found the book listed on good reads with rating of 3.

If only work of this caliber were more widely read. Although I can find numerous small things to argue and nitpick within the ameriacn, I give it a hearty five stars! Here’s The New Republic, pretty zaakaria saying what I have to say about the book, if not the other works I’ve read columns, interviews, etc: 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.

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The Post-American World

Trade, development, military operations, and political operations, previously required American intervention, now these things can skirt our borders, or Washington. The American litigation system is now routinely referred to as a huge cost to doing business, but no one dares propose any reform of it. My problem with the book is how drastically Zakaria overvalues GDP and productivity as the value of fareed country. It is the birth of a truly global order.