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The Wake-up Call: How the pandemic has exposed the weakness of the West - and how to fix it [9781780724829]

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The Wake Up Call shows how the current crisis is accelerating a shift in the balance of power from West to East.

After a decade where politics in the US and the UK has been consumed with inward-facing struggles such as partisan showdowns in Congress or the fight over Brexit, countries like South Korea, Singapore, Taiwan, as well as China, have made extraordinary advances economically, technologically and politically. The weakness of the West has been brutally exposed as governments have failed the most basic test of keeping their citizens safe. As such, the coronavirus crisis has served to make government important again. Good government is now the difference between living and dying.

Micklethwait and Wooldridge explain how we ended up in this mess and explore the possible routes out. If Western governments respond creatively to the crisis, they will have a chance of reversing decades of decline; if they dither and delay while Asia continues to improve, the prospect of a new Eastern-dominated world order will surely increase. The great question facing the world is whether the West can rise to the challenge as it has before.
AUTHOR: John Micklethwait is editor-in-chief of Bloomber g News; Adrian Wooldridge is the political editor of the Economist and author of its Bagehot column. They have written six previous books together: The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State; Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea; A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Promise of Globalization; The Witchdoctors: Making Sense of the Management Gurus; The Right Nation: Why America is Different; and God is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World.

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John Micklethwait
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Short Books Ltd
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03-Sep-2020
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176
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