The Globalist’s Favorite Books of 2008
Just in time for the holiday shopping season, what are some of our favorite books of 2008?
|1.||Sarah Burd-Sharps, Kristen Lewis & Eduardo Borges Martins: The Measure of America
For the first time, the United States is analyzed for the Human Development Index.
|2.||George Magnus: The Age of Aging
What are the implications of the expected old age bulge in Western nations and the youth bulge in developing countries?
|3.||Robin Wright: Dreams and Shadows
How has the Middle East changed over the last decade — and what does the future hold for the region?
|4.||David Lida: First Stop in the New World
A panoramic literary portrait of Mexico City — a vibrant, seductive, paradoxical city now commanding the world's attention.
|5.||Jasper Becker: City of Heavenly Tranquility
A look at the cost of modernizing Peking, where 1,000 years of priceless history was replaced with high rises.
|6.||Edward Alden: The Closing of the American Border
A provocative, behind-the-scenes investigation into the consequences of America’s efforts to secure its borders since 9/11.
|7.||Judy Estrin: Closing the Innovation Gap
What will be required to reignite the spark of innovation in business, education and government?
|8.||Robert J. Shapiro: Futurecast
How superpowers, populations and globalization will change the way you live and work.
|9.||Kishore Mahbubani: The New Asian Hemisphere
One of Asia’s leading intellectuals lays out a global agenda as Western domination ends — and the Asian renaissance impacts world politics, markets and history.
|10.||Jeffrey D. Sachs: Common Wealth
Will the 21st century be marked by a shift from acting in national interests to acting in global interests?