Us vs. Them
Ian Bremmer

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Narrated By: Willis Sparks

Duration: 5 hours and 8 minutes

What to expect

IAN BREMMER WAS NAMED LINKEDIN'S #1 TOP INFLUENCER in 2017

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'Required reading to help repair a world in pieces and build a world at peace'
- António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General

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'Ian Bremmer is provocative, controversial, and always intelligent about the state of the world, which he knows so well'
- Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund

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From Brexit, to Donald Trump, to extremist parties in Europe and the developing world, populism has dominated recent headlines.

But what explains the rise of leaders who stoke nationalist anger in their countries, from Le Pen to Erdogan? How long will the populist wave last? Who will be the winners and losers in this climate, and how can we defend the values of democracy, free trade and international cooperation?

No one is better suited to explore these questions than Ian Bremmer, the CEO of the Eurasia Group and acclaimed Time magazine columnist. Analysing the social, economic and technological forces fuelling this new wave of populism, Bremmer explains why we're witnessing a rejection of the democratic, global, cosmopolitan trends of the late 20th century. Us vs. Them is a definitive guide to navigating the shifting political landscape, for businesses looking to weather and survive the populist storm.

Genre

Political science & theory, Geopolitics, Elections & referenda, Political structure & processes, Political structures: democracy, Political leaders & leadership, Political ideologies

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Ian Bremmer is provocative, controversial, and always intelligent about the state of our world, which he knows so well!

Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund (IMF)

My favorite thinker on geopolitics offers a masterful analysis of why globalism crashed and populism has soared. This book won't just help you predict the future of nations; it will play a role in shaping that future

author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg

Few can beat Ian Bremmer in taking the pulse on the health of nations and the world. Here he dives into the divisions and disputes of the wave of protests and populism that gave the US Donald Trump and Europe Brexit

Co-Chair European Council on Foreign Relations

A crisp and compelling anatomy of present political ills across many countries. Bremmer's discussion of global approaches to revising the social contract between government and citizen offers a welcome ray of light

president & CEO of New America

Global politics is a jungle today. Thank goodness Ian Bremmer can be your guide.

president and CEO of the International Rescue Committee

Once again, Ian Bremmer provides a striking preview of tomorrow's top stories. A timely warning, but also a source of hope, Us vs. Them is required reading for those worried about our world's future

author of Crisis Economics; professor at New York University's Stern School of Business; chairman of Roubini Macro Associates

Required reading to help repair a world in pieces and build a world at peace

United Nations Secretary General

Clear, concise and free of jargon

ASLEF Journal

A masterful analysis of why globalism crashed and populism has soared