The Post-American World

The New York Times Bestseller

Fareed Zakaria (Author)


“Zakaria . . . may have more intellectual range and insights than any other public thinker in the West.” —Boston Sunday Globe

In this international bestseller, Fareed Zakaria describes "the rise of the rest"—the political and economic ascendance of countries such as China, India, Brazil, Russia, South Africa, and Kenya. With his customary lucidity, insight, and imagination, Zakaria outlines the contemporary diffusion of power, drawing on lessons of history to help the United States face the challenges—and opportunities—of the post-American world.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • May 2009
  • ISBN 978-0-393-33480-7
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 336 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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Endorsements & Reviews

“A provocative and often shrewd take that opens a big picture window on the closing of the first American century and the advent of a new world.” — Michiko Kakutani, New York Times

“This is a relentlessly intelligent book that eschews simple-minded projections from crisis to collapse... to remind this faltering giant of its unique and enduring strength.” — Joseph Joffe, New York Times Book Review

“Fareed Zakaria is one of the most thoughtful foreign policy analysts of our day and his new book . . . is a must read for anyone interested in globalization—or the Presidential election.” — Bruce Nussbaum, BusinessWeek

“Prophetic brilliance, near-perfect clarity, and a stirring resonance.” — Philadelphia Inquirer

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