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COVID-19 is speeding up history, but how? What is the shape of the world to come?

Lenin once said, “There are decades when nothing happens and weeks when decades happen.” This is one of those times when history has sped up. 

CNN host and best-selling author Fareed Zakaria helps listeners to understand the nature of a post-pandemic world: the political, social, technological, and economic impacts that may take years to unfold. In the form of 10 straightforward “lessons”, covering topics from globalization and threat-preparedness to inequality and technological advancement, Zakaria creates a structure for listeners to begin thinking beyond the immediate impacts of COVID-19. 

Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World speaks to past, present, and future, and, while urgent and timely, is sure to become an enduring staple.

©2020 Fareed Zakaria. All rights reserved. (P)2020 Simon & Schuster, Inc. All rights reserved.

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a must read, extremely informative,

A must read, extremely informative. Could not take a break from listening and complete the book in one sitting.

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A must read

A truly fascinating book by a truly fascinating man. This was my first book by Fareed Zakaria but it will certainly not be my last.

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Hope for the future

It was great to pulled out of the day to day shenanigans of American politics and the COVID tragedy and think about a better future. Fareed Zakaria’s is able to provide a positive big picture perspective and hope for the future.

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  • Frances J. Freeman
  • 2020-10-11

SADLY HOPEFUL

Like too many Americans, my educational background in economics is weak. Therefore, much of Zakaria’s narrative was a valuable learning experience. The vision communicated transformed what we are experiencing from a miserable personal narrative into a pivotal point in human history. Given my age, it is unlikely I will live to know whether the most dire predictions come true or whether the optimistic possibilities are achieved. I am giving copies of the book to the young adults I love most.

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  • rosy austin
  • 2020-10-21

A serious scholarly work.

A serious scholarly work, certainly not 10 things to do to protect yourself. Required reading for world leaders and diplomats, CEO’s and globalists.

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  • Corey Hampton RN MSN International Travel Nurse Consultant
  • 2020-10-18

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Excellent narrator, very informative 👏 accurate information, very interesting! I am blown away with the amount of profound research and knowledge provided in this book. Thank you very much for writing this book, it cleared up a lot of misinformation from past events. Great Book! I recommend to my family, friends, colleagues and coworkers .

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  • Santa Fe Girl
  • 2020-10-16

Excellent and timely analysis

This is a very important book which looks at the current global pandemic as an opportunity for a more prosperous and better connected world order. It is incredibly well researched and I am in awe at the speed with which it has been written and published. For anyone wondering what the world will look like post pandemic, this is a must read. Fareed Zakaria is a brilliant thinker, a gifted writer and a national treasure. My close friends and family will be receiving copies of this book for Christmas.

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  • Constance L. Brown
  • 2020-10-10

A Hope for the Post-pandemic World

A must read for every American! Well thought out and astute. It gives me hope for America to improve our current standing in the world.

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  • R. Cunningham
  • 2020-11-15

A must read for situational awareness of the realities we are facing and will continue to face!

All of us play critical roles in emergency management; but few are trained. There are dynamics at play in which we all need to be aware. Fareed sheds light that will better equip us for surviving and thriving in a post-pandemic world.

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  • A. Stowe
  • 2020-10-20

Insightful and thought provoking

This book is an insightful and thought provoking analysis of the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. It zooms in and out, providing both a 10,000-foot view of past, present, and potential future and a sufficiently detailed analysis of the current situation to draw meaningful conclusions. This book presents a hopeful message. I highly recommend this book.

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  • Alex
  • 2020-11-25

Another Excellent and Important book by Fareed Zakaria

In his classic manner, Fareed produces another wonderful and well researched book about what we can learn from the Covid Pandemic. His ten lessons are important pieces of advice for all leaders and citizens.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2020-11-19

Lesson learned

Amazing read there Fareed!! Quite informative & impactful, kinda took me back in my days of studying World history. Lesson learned and Thank you!!

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  • Elena Macias
  • 2020-11-18

Most thoughtful view of a pandemic

Only Zakarta can place the pandemic in a historic and hopeful framework that may move people to change their minds about how they respond. May his framework move them to view mask mandates not as a violation of individual rights, but as human agency to create a cooperative world view, so we all can thrive in peace and justice for all humanity.