“America in a New World”
• Foreign Policy Magazine’s “Top 100 Global Thinkers”
• Editor-at-large of TIME Magazine and Washington Post Columnist
• New York Times Bestselling Author
Dubbed by Esquire magazine as “the most influential foreign policy advisor of his generation,” Fareed Zakaria is known for his thoughtful analysis and ability to spot economic and political trends. He is the host of CNN’s Emmy-nominated Fareed Zakaria GPS, which has featured in-depth interviews with heads of state, including Barack Obama, King Abdullah II and Moammar Gadhafi. Zakaria’s stories and columns reach more than 25 million readers weekly. Known for his good humor and wit, Zakaria is a favorite guest of Jon Stewart The Daily Show.
The Tulsa City-County Library suggests the following titles as complimentary reading selections for this season’s speakers. All titles are available at the library.
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First read Zakaria’s work, The Post American World: Release 2.0 (2011) and The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad (2007), then try these other titles about the future of America.
That Used to Be Us: How America Fell Behind in the World It Invented and How We Can Come Back by Thomas L. Friedman (2011). Makes recommendations for meeting four major challenges currently facing the United States, including globalization, the information technology revolution, chronic deficits, and unbalanced energy consumption (NoveList).
Strategic Vision: America and the Crisis of Global Power by Zbigniew Brzezinski (2012). Explains America’s vital role in achieving global stability, addressing four major areas of concern while outlining recommendations for a long-term plan to help America to reclaim and maintain global power and support (NoveList).
The Unwinding: An Inner History of the New America by George Packer (2013). Through an examination of the lives of several Americans and leading public figures over the past three decades, Packer portrays a superpower in danger of coming apart at the seams, its elites no longer elite, its institutions no longer working, its ordinary people left to improvise their own schemes for success and salvation (Syndetic Solutions).