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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Then came the bipolar duopoly of the Cold War, more stable in many ways, but with the superpowers reacting and overreacting to each other’s every move.

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

It must seek to share power, create coalitions, build legitimacy, and define the global agenda—all formidable tasks. Fareed Zakaria, author of The Future of Freedomand editor for Newsweek International, offers up a sobering yet fascinating look at the possible future of the United States and its stake as the global superpower in the first half of the twenty-first century.

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. Please forward this picture to everyone you know, conservative or liberal, Democrat or Republican, Folks we need to be aware of what our President is reading and thinking — or planning!

To ask other readers questions about The Post-American Worldplease sign up. And they’ve done that so successfully that Germany, which has a quarter of America’s population, exports more than America does. Trade, development, military operations, and political operations, previously required American intervention, now these things can skirt our borders, or Washington. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. The Post-American World Release 2.

Zakaria argues that the success of the US in promoting free market capitalism and globalization has led to power being dispersed to several other countries.


Again no deep analysis in these, just more like a “personal” feeling or so. Available Our Retail Price: The final chapter outlines how the US has used its power and provides six guidelines for the US to follow in the ‘post-American world’ envisioned by Zakaria.

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. The author approves of the end result of ousting of Saddam Hussein, but disapproves of the botched post-invasion occupation and the sheer incompetence of it. 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.

China certainly has no interest in becoming the world’s policeman. America stands at a crossroads: He explains why the U.

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America’s strengths and weaknesses. If you want to understand the world in a more consistent way, in a way more consistent workd reality, read Chomsky. Want to Read saving…. Unlike other international relations big think books, this one does not provide a vigorous examination of the global system. China’s GDP growth never fell below 9 percent.

For the first time ever, we are witnessing genuinely global growth. In85 countries grew at a rate of 4 percent or more. It was published in hardcover amrrican audiobook formats in early May and became available in paperback in early May ; the Updated and Expanded Release 2.

We rarely look around and notice other options and alternatives, convinced that “we’re number one. With more capital, more human labor and more social and political comfort the sleeping giants of the East have awaken to challenge Western supremacy.

Fareed Zakaria is clearly an effective communicator.

The dominance of the West, according to this perspective, has been a year blip, and we are now returning to a more normal balance. May 30, Dylan rated it liked zmerican.

A very interesting look at our educational system and how it stacks up against the world. But, don’t worry, the US still has a role to play, and can even thrive in plst new multipolar world; we just have to make some ‘adjustments’. Views Read Edit View history. Respond to problems e. The emerging international system is likely to be quite different from those that have preceded it.


Changes, even sea changes, take place gradually. The financial crisis turned the world upside down, stalling the United States and other advanced economies. Dec 26, Dorothy rated it really liked it Shelves: To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Because the government really set about ensuring that it maintained funding for technical training, technical advancements and programs. Everyone should be reading this book and I’m very glad to know that our President has read it. His latest book makes a persuasive case that the world is moving in the right direction, that the world is less violent than anytime in human history and that United States should utilize its strengths to keep a strong position in the world while realizing that a multi-polar world is at hand in the coming decades.

Inhis book The Future of Freedom: But in that time, the United States has lost uncountable jobs, manufacturing industries, and development institutions to other countries, which is now causing serious problems with unemployment and the cost of goods and services to the nation and its citizens. This is a book not about the decline of America but rather about the rise of everyone else.

Zakaria doesn’t seem to have foreseen the current worldwide economic crisis, but then, of course, a lot of people didn’t. The Globe and Mail.

There are events that economics call low-probability, high-impact events that you don’t want to test. In the other — which include China, India, Brazil, Russia, Indonesia, Turkey, Kenya, and South Africa — the poor are slowly being absorbed into productive and growing economies. Nevertheless, the USA remains the power that people go to in search of a diplomatic solution to international disputes, and that is likely to remain the case for quite some time.