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  • Published: 6 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241491676
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
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Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World




The celebrated CNN journalist and leading global commentator examines how COVID-19 will fundamentally reshape our world

Since the end of the Cold War, the world has been shaken to its core three times. 11 September 2001, the financial collapse of 2008 and - most of all - Covid-19. Each was an asymmetric threat, set in motion by something seemingly small, and different from anything the world had experienced before. Lenin is supposed to have said, 'There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen.' This is one of those times when history has sped up.

In this urgent and timely book, Fareed Zakaria, one of the 'top ten global thinkers of the last decade' (Foreign Policy), foresees the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological and economic consequences that may take years to unfold. In ten surprising, hopeful 'lessons', he writes about the acceleration of natural and biological risks, the obsolescence of the old political categories of right and left, the rise of 'digital life', the future of globalization and an emerging world order split between the United States and China.

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World speaks to past, present and future, and will become an enduring reflection on life in the early twenty-first century.

  • Published: 6 October 2020
  • ISBN: 9780241491676
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 336
Categories:

About the author

Fareed Zakaria

Fareed Zakaria is the editor of Newsweek International and writes a weekly column on international affairs. His books include the New York Times bestseller The Future of Freedom and his latest, The Post-American World. He lives in New York City.

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Praise for Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World

It is an intelligent, learned and judicious guide for a world already in the making.

Josef Joffe, New York Times

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