Fareed Zakaria, editor of Newsweek International, has become one of the country’s most trusted commentators on global politics. Following on the success of his bestselling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria describes with equal prescience a world in which the United States will no longer dominate the world’s economy, politics, or culture.
Zakaria sees the “rise of the rest”—the growth of countries like China, India, Brazil, and Russia—as the great story of our time. These days, the tallest buildings, biggest dams, highest-grossing movies, and most advanced cell phones are all being created outside the United States. This economic growth is producing political confidence, national pride, and new kinds of international conflict. But what exactly does it mean to live in this truly global era? And under these conditions, what strategies can the U.S. use to adapt and thrive? Zakaria answers these questions and more with his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination.