Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World by Fareed Zakaria audiobook

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

By Fareed Zakaria
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Simon & Schuster Audio 9780393542134
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Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. September 11, 2001, the financial collapse of 2008, and—most of all—COVID-19. Each was an asymmetrical threat, different from anything the world had experienced before. Fareed Zakaria presents ten surprising, hopeful, and vital lessons for recovery in our age of asymmetry. He highlights the importance of investing in health care and education, harnessing technology, and how to react to America’s retreat from leadership on the world stage. COVID-19 has made obsolete the old categories of left vs. right, democracy vs. dictatorship, and big vs. small government and highlighted what should have always been the obvious challenge to populism: good government. Sheer competence made all the difference in those countries which dealt with the pandemic best. The future belongs to the smart state. Zakaria’s final lesson is to accept the reality of globalization and acknowledge that global crises need international cooperation and global solutions. He passionately argues that we need to continue listening to experts and scientists to tackle climate change. We need to resist our nationalist and isolationist instincts to fight inequality and recognise that we actually have more in common than not. He believes that Aristotle was right—that we are social beings with community embedded in our human nature. We want to gather and work, eat, pray, love, and mourn together. More than anything, we need to build a new world together.

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Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. September 11, 2001, the financial collapse of 2008, and—most of all—COVID-19. Each was an asymmetrical threat, different from anything the world had experienced before. Fareed Zakaria presents ten surprising, hopeful, and vital lessons for recovery in our age of asymmetry.

He highlights the importance of investing in health care and education, harnessing technology, and how to react to America’s retreat from leadership on the world stage. COVID-19 has made obsolete the old categories of left vs. right, democracy vs. dictatorship, and big vs. small government and highlighted what should have always been the obvious challenge to populism: good government.

Sheer competence made all the difference in those countries which dealt with the pandemic best. The future belongs to the smart state. Zakaria’s final lesson is to accept the reality of globalization and acknowledge that global crises need international cooperation and global solutions. He passionately argues that we need to continue listening to experts and scientists to tackle climate change. We need to resist our nationalist and isolationist instincts to fight inequality and recognise that we actually have more in common than not. He believes that Aristotle was right—that we are social beings with community embedded in our human nature. We want to gather and work, eat, pray, love, and mourn together. More than anything, we need to build a new world together.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Zakaria argues that America needs a less fragmented and gridlocked government bureaucracy to cope with health threats, and he calls for more honesty and empathy from scientists, and foresees accelerated migration of work and life onto the internet.” Publishers Weekly 
“A pithy roundup of some of the inevitable global changes that will follow the current pandemic…A cleareyed, concise look at current and future affairs offering pertinent points to reflect and debate.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
“With his lively language and to-the-point examples, Zakaria tells the story well, while resisting boilerplate as served up by the left and the right…Read Ten Lessons. It is an intelligent, learned and judicious guide for a world already in the making.” New York Times

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Author

Author Bio: Fareed Zakaria

Author Bio: Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria is editor-at-large of Time, a Washington Post columnist, a New York Times bestselling author, and host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program, Fareed Zakaria GPSHe received a BA from Yale and a PhD from Harvard. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 7.40
Audience: Adult
Language: English