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A powerful challenge to Western hubris: if the West doesn't change its ways, it's toast.

The West's centuries-old status as the centre of global wealth and power is coming to an end. As the new powers - China and India from Asia and others from Africa and Latin America - rise to the top of the world's pecking order, how should the West react? Kishore Mahbubani argues passionately and provocatively that the West can no longer impose its power and ideals on the world at large, and - paradoxically - that only by admitting its decline can the West set itself up for strategic success in the long term. Mahbubani examines the myths and self-delusions of Western power with an outsider's critical eye, and the shocking freshness of his geopolitical analysis will give all Westerners and political thinkers pause for thought.

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  • Hardback

    9780241312865

    April 15, 2018

    Allen Lane

    112 pages

    RRP $29.99

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  • Has the West Lost It ?
    Kishore Mahbubani

    EBook

    9780241312940

    April 5, 2018

    Penguin eBooks

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  • Paperback

    9780141986531

    April 16, 2019

    Penguin Press

    112 pages

    RRP $19.99

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