By Parag Khanna
Here is a gorgeous and provocative advisor to the way forward for overseas relations-a approach for coping with worldwide difficulties past the stalemates of commercial as opposed to executive, East as opposed to West, wealthy as opposed to terrible, democracy as opposed to authoritarianism, unfastened markets as opposed to kingdom capitalism. Written via the main esteemed and leading edge adventurer-scholar of his new release, Parag Khanna's How to Run the World posits a chaotic sleek period that resembles the center a long time, with Asian empires, Western militaries, center japanese sheikhdoms, magnetic city-states, prosperous multinational firms, elite clans, spiritual zealots, tribal hordes, and effective media seething in an ever extra unpredictable and unsafe hurricane. yet simply as that preliminary "dark age" ended with the Renaissance, Khanna believes that our time can develop into an excellent and enlightened age as well-only, notwithstanding, if we harness our expertise and connectedness to forge new networks between governments, companies, and civic curiosity teams to take on the crises of at the present time and dodge these of tomorrow.
With his trademark strength, mind, and wit, Khanna unearths how a brand new "mega-diplomacy" which includes coalitions between stimulated technocrats, influential executives, super-philanthropists, cause-mopolitan activists, and daily churchgoers can gather the expertise, pool the money, and install the assets to make the worldwide financial system fairer, rebuild failed states, wrestle terrorism, advertise solid governance, bring nutrition, water, healthiness care, and schooling to these in desire, and stop environmental cave in. With examples taken from the neatest capital towns, such a lot revolutionary boardrooms, and frontline NGOs, Khanna exhibits how mega-diplomacy is greater than an advert hoc method of operating an international the place not anyone is in charge-it is the playbook for making a solid and self-correcting international for destiny generations.
How to Run the World is the state-of-the-art manifesto for international relations in a without borderlines world.
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How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance by Parag Khanna