The Post-American World by Fareed Zakaria
rating: 5 of 5 stars
EVERY AMERICAN SHOULD READ THIS BOOK.
Really, everyone, period, should read this book, but most especially, all fearful, reactionary, protectionist sorts that America is rich with today.
The world is changing -- that's a simple fact. Globalization is inevitable, and as Thomas Friedman reminds us, the world is flat.
America isn't necessarily "in decline" -- it's more a matter of "the rise of the rest." America, and Americans, need to recognize this, and learn to play nicely with rest of the globe if we're going to remain in any sort of enviable position. But the best lesson I took from this book is the fact that this sort of evolution is ENTIRELY POSSIBLE, and not just a pipe dream. America has strengths, we need to continue to use them, and not resort to protectionist fantasies of economies gone by.
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