Books Recommended by Fareed Zakaria
The World Is Flat
A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
Thomas L. Friedman
Source: "[This book's] insight is true and deeply important. . . . The metaphor of a flat world, used by [the author] to describe the next phase of globalization, is ingenious." - Fareed Zakaria
Lee Kuan Yew
The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World
Source: "Packed with intelligence and insight. If you are interested in the future of Asia, which means the future of the world, you've got to read this book." - Fareed Zakaria
The Professor and the Madman
A Tale of Murder, Insanity, and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary
Source: "An unbelievable tale, one that reminds us of the extraordinary range, depth and beauty of the English language." - Fareed Zakaria
Losing the Long Game
The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East
Philip H. Gordon
Source: "A seemingly narrow subject matter, but it's really a broad book about America's engagement with the world." - Fareed Zakaria
Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word
How Six Everyday Products Make the Case for Trade
Fred P. Hochberg
Source: "[The author] has managed to do the seemingly impossible, write a breezy, smart, funny book about trade." - Fareed Zakaria
The Death of Truth
Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump
Source: "Brilliantly explains the cultural and political forces that brought us to our current sorry condition." - Fareed Zakaria
Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth
Source: "A brilliant description of many of the problems caused by our reliance on fossil fuels." - Fareed Zakaria
Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe
From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day
Source: "A superb historical study of the forces that produce democracy and threaten its survival." - Fareed Zakaria
The Meritocracy Trap
How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite
Source: "The most interesting and provocative book I have read in a while." - Fareed Zakaria
The Guarded Gate
Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America
Source: "A gripping account of a dark wave in American history." - Fareed Zakaria
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