Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World (Paperback)

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Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World (Paperback)

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An ironic result  of our country's uniquely botched and embarrassing response to a global pandemic, is a renewed interest in what other countries are doing. We can't visit them, but in all cases their better outcomes have led many of us to ponder: how have these other countries managed to eclipse the United States, the country that gave the world both the Marshall Plan and Silicon Valley? Zakaria's heavily footnoted chapters address international cooperation, the United States' uniquely quid pro quo governance by congressional bills and tax codes written by lobbyists, the bipolar superpowers of China and the US, and how death may be the great equalizer, but COVID is the great unequalizer. Although I missed an index, this is a book that few could have written, and as good an introduction as one could wish for, to what our government could accomplish in the next decade, if it resumes a place of leadership in the world.

— From Carla's Picks (2021-2022)

New York Times Bestseller


COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come?


Lenin once said, "There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen." This is one of those times when history has sped up. CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps readers to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. Written in the form of ten "lessons," covering topics from natural and biological risks to the rise of "digital life" to an emerging bipolar world order, Zakaria helps readers to begin thinking beyond the immediate effects of COVID-19. Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World speaks to past, present, and future, and, while urgent and timely, is sure to become an enduring reflection on life in the early twenty-first century.



Fareed Zakaria is the host of CNN’s flagship international affairs show, Fareed Zakaria GPS, as well as weekly columnist for the Washington Post, and the best-selling author of The Post-American World and The Future of Freedom.
Product Details ISBN: 9780393868265
ISBN-10: 0393868265
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
Publication Date: October 5th, 2021
Pages: 336
Language: English