Tuesday, July 22, 2008

The Post American World by Fareed Zakaria

There are a lot of books and articles that argue that the United States has lost its superpower roles in the world economy, political sphere and cultural influence. This book is more tempered and reasoned in its presentation.

The Post American World described by Zakaria indicates that our role is changing. China, Russia and India, for example, are growing influences in the world economy. However the United States is still a power to be reckoned with and possesses enormous competitive resources. Zakaria is not a doomsayer.

This book provides the reader with a much broader view and perspective of events taking place today. It is very well written, researched and reasoned. Readers in the U.S. are so focused on events locally and within the country that we do not notice what's happening in the rest of the world.

The Post American World addresses our parochialism. I enjoyed the lessons and perspectives.

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