Bibliography

Books on Globalization and Geopolitics

 

Hundreds of books have been written on globalization, and the Great Recession generated many new books dealing specifically with macroeconomics. The books listed below have provided me with various perspectives on how we got to where we are and where we might be going. My touchstone has always been the sustainability of whatever trend was the topic of the book.

 

$20 Per Gallon: How the Inevitable Rise in the Price of Gasoline Will Change Our Lives for the Better, Christopher Steiner, 2009

 

2052: A Global Forecast for the Next Forty Years, Jorgen Randers, 2012

 

Abundance, Peter Diamandis and Steven Kotler, 2012

 

The Affluent Society, John Kenneth Galbraith, 1958, 1998

 

After Nature: A Politics for the Anthropocene, Jedediah Purdy, 2015

 

After the Empire, Emmanuel Todd, 2003

 

Against All Enemies: Inside America’s War on Terror, Richard A. Clarke, 2004

 

Altruism: The Power of Compassion to Change Yourself and the World, by Matthieu Ricard, 2013

 

America Alone, Stefan Halper and Jonathan Clarke, 2004

 

America and the World, Zbigniew Brzezinski and Brent Scowcroft, 2008

 

America at the Crossroads, Francis Fukuyama, 2006

 

American Theocracy, Kevin Phillips, 2006

 

America’s Moment: Creating Opportunity in the Connected World, by Rework America, 2015

 

America’s Promise Restored, Harlan Ullman, 2006

 

The Arrogance of Power, J. William Fulbright, 1966

 

Average Is Over, Tyler Cowen, 2013

 

The Balfour Declaration: The Origins of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, Jonathan Schneer, 2010

 

The Best Democracy Money Can Buy, Greg Palast, 2002

 

The Bet: Paul Ehrlich, Julian Simon, and Our Gamble Over Earth’s Future, Paul Sabin, 2013

 

Better, Stronger, Faster: The Myth of American Decline, Daniel Gross, 2012

 

Beyond Outrage: What Has Gone Wrong with Our Economy and Our Democracy, and How to Fix It, Robert B. Reich, 2012

 

Beyond the Age of Innocence, Kishore Mahbubani, 2005

 

Beyond the Crash, Gordon Brown, 2010

 

Bin Laden, Islam and America’s New “War on Terrorism” , As’ad AbuKhalil, 2002

 

Breaking the Real Axis of Evil, Mark Palmer, 2003

 

Breakout: Pioneers of the Future, Prison Guards of the Past, and the Epic Battle That Will Decide America’s Future, Newt Gingrich, 2013

 

The Bubble of American Supremacy, George Soros, 2004

 

The Business Solution to Poverty, Paul Polak, 2013

 

The Butterfly Defect: How Civilization Creates Systemic Risks and What to Do About It, Ian Goldin and Mike Mariathasan, 2014

 

Can Asians Think?, Kishore Mahbubani, 1998

 

Capitalism, Socialism and Democracy, Joseph A. Schumpeter, 1942

 

The Case for Democracy, Natan Sharansky, 2004

 

The Case for Goliath, Michael Mandelbaum, 2005

 

The Case for Peace, Alan Dershowitz, 2005

 

Civilization: The West and the Rest, Niall Ferguson, 2011

 

The Clash of Civilizations, Samuel P. Huntington, 1996

 

Clash of Civilizations?: Asian Responses, Salim Rashid, 1997

 

Climate Shock: The Economic Consequences of a Hotter Planet, Gernot Wagner and Martin L. Weitzman, 2015

 

Common Wealth: Economics for a Small Planet, Jeffrey Sachs, 2008

 

The Confidence Trap: A History of Democracy in Crisis from World War I to the Present, David Runciman, 20123

 

The Conservative Soul, Andrew Sullivan, 2006

 

Cool War: The Future of Global Competition, Noah Feldman, 2013

 

The Crash Course, Chris Martenson, 2011

 

The Crisis of Islam, Bernard Lewis, 2003

 

Dark Ages America, Morris Berman, 2006

 

Dark Money: The Hidden History of the Billionaires Behind the Rise of the Radical Right, Jane Mayer, 2016

 

The Democracy Advantage, Morton Halperin, Joseph T. Siegle, and Michael M. Weinstein, 2005

 

Development as Freedom, Amartya Sen, 1999

 

The Dignity of Difference, Jonathan Sacks, 2002

 

Disarming Iraq, Hans Blix, 2004

 

Divided: The Perils of Our Growing Inequality, David Cay Johnston, 2014

 

Doughnut Economics: 7 Ways to Think Like a 21st Century Economist, Kate Raworth, 2017

 

Easternisation: War and Peace in the Asian Century, Gideon Rachman, 2016

 

Economic Justice in an Unfair World, Ethan B. Kapstein, 2006

 

The Economics of Enough, Diane Coyle, 2011

 

The Economics of Inequality, Thomas Piketty, 1997, 2015

 

The End of Growth, Martin Ford, 2009

 

The End of History and the Last Man, Francis Fukuyama, 1992

 

The End of Normal: The Great Crisis and the Future of Growth, James K. Galbraith, 2014

 

The End of the American Era, Charles A. Kupchan, 2002

 

The End of the Suburbs, Leigh Gallagher, 2013

 

Ethical Realism, Anatol Lieven and John Hulsman, 2006

 

Fast Forward: Ethics and Politics in the Age of Global Warming, William I. Antholis and Strobe Talbot, 2010

 

Fault Lines, Raghuram G. Rajan, 2010

 

Finishing Business, Harlan K. Ullman, 2004

 

The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State, John Micklethwait & Adrian Wooldridge, 2014

 

Free Lunch, David Cay Johnston, 2007

 

Free World, Timothy Garton Ash, 2004

 

Freefall, Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2010

 

From Beirut to Jerusalem, Thomas L. Friedman, 1989

 

From Deep State to Islamic State: The Arab Counter-Revolution and its Jihadi Legacy, Jean-Pierre Filiu, 2015

 

The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad, Fareed Zakaria, 2003

 

The Future of Power, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., 2011

 

glob-ali-za’-tion, Bruce Greenwald and Judd Kahn, 2009

 

Globalization and Its Discontents, Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2002

 

The Globalization of Inequality, Francis Bourguignon, 2015

 

The Globalization Paradox, Dani Rodrik, 2011

 

The Good Fight, Peter Beinart, 2006

 

Governing the World: The History of an Idea, Mark Mazower, 2012

 

A Grand Strategy for America, Robert J. Art, 2003

 

Grave New World: The End of Globalization, the Return of History, Stephen D. King, 2017

 

The Great Convergence, Kishore Mahbubani, 2013

 

The Great Disruption, Paul Gilding, 2012

 

The Great Divide: Unequal Societies and What We Can Do About Them, Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2015

 

The Great Experiment, Strobe Talbott, 2008

 

The Great Leveler: Violence and the History of Inequality from the Stone Age to the Twenty-First Century, Walter Scheidel, 2017

 

The Great Rebalancing, Michael Pettis, 2013

 

The Great Transformation, Karl Polanyi, 1944, 1957

 

Has Globalization Gone Too Far?, Dani Rodrik, 1997

 

Hillbilly Elegy, J.D. Vance, 2016

 

A History of the Arab Peoples, Albert Hourani, 1991

 

Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Thomas L. Friedman, 2008

 

How Civilizations Die (and Why Islam Is Dying Too), David P. Goldman, 2011

 

How Much Is Enough?, Robert Skidelsky and Edward Skidelsky, 2012

 

How to Change the World, David Bornstein, 2004

 

The Human Web, J. R. McNeill and William H. McNeill, 2003

 

The Ideas That Conquered the World, Michael Mandelbaum, 2002

 

Imperial Hubris, Michael Scheuer, 2004

 

In Defense of Globalization, Jagdish Bhagwati, 2004

 

The Industries of the Future, Alec Ross, 2016

 

Innovation Nation: How America Is Losing Its Innovative Edge, Why It Matters, and What We Can Do About It, by John Kao, 2007

 

Intelligent Governance for the 21st Century, Nicolas Berggruen and Nathan Gardels, 2012

 

The Last Economic Superpower, Joseph P. Quinlan, 2011

 

Lee Kuan Yew: The Grand Master’s Insights on China, The United States, and the World, Graham Allison and Robert D. Blackwell, 2013

 

The Lexus and the Olive Tree, Thomas L. Friedman, 1999

 

The Lights in the Tunnel, Richard Heinberg, 2011

 

Making Globalization Work, Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2006

 

Merchant, Soldier, Sage, David Priestland, 2013

 

The Middle East, Bernard Lewis, 1995

 

Moral Clarity: A Guide for Grown-Up Idealists, Susan Neiman, 2008

 

A More Secure World, UN Panel, 2004

 

The Mystery of Capital, Hernando DeSoto, 2000

 

Myths, Illusions and Peace, Dennis Ross and David Makovsky, 2009

 

Naked Economics, Charles A. Wheelan, 2003

 

The Necessary Revolution, Peter Senge, 2008

 

The New American Story, Bill Bradley, 2007

 

The New Digital Age, Eric Schmidt and Jared Cohen, 2013

 

The Next 100 Years, George Friedman, 2009

 

The Next Convergence, Michael Spence, 2011

 

The Next Decade, George Friedman, 2011

 

Nonzero, Robert Wright, 2000

 

Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence, Rabbi Jonathan Sacks, 2015

 

Of Paradise and Power, Robert Kagan, 2003

 

On China, Henry Kissinger, 2011

 

On Globalization, George Soros, 2002

 

On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century, Timothy Snyder, 2017

 

The One Percent Doctrine, Ron Suskind, 2006

 

One World: The Ethics of Globalization, Peter Singer, 2002

 

Open Society, George Soros, 2000

 

The Opportunity: America’s Moment to Alter History’s Course, Richard N. Haass, 2005

 

The Paradox of American Power, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., 2002

 

The Paradox of Choice, Barry Schwartz, 2004

 

The Party: The Secret World of China’s Communist Rulers, Richard McGregor, 2010

 

The Past Is a Foreign Country, David Lowenthal, 1985

 

A Peace to End All Peace, David Fromkin, 1989

 

The Pentagon’s New Map, Thomas P. M. Barnett, 2004

 

People Get Ready: The Fight Against a Jobless Economy and a Citizenless Democracy, Robert W. McChesney and John Nichols, 2016

 

Perpetual War For Perpetual Peace, Gore Vidal, 2002

 

Pinched, Don Peck, 2011

 

Plan B 3.0, Lester Brown, 2008

 

The Plan: How to Rescue Society When the Oil Stops – Or The Day Before, Edwin Black, 2008

 

The Plundered Planet, Paul Collier, 2010

 

Political Order and Political Decay: From the Industrial Revolution to the Globalization of Democracy, Francis Fukuyama, 2014

 

The Politicians & the Egalitarians: The Hidden History of American Politics, Sean Wilentz, 2016

 

Politics Lost, Joe Klein, 2006

 

The Post American World, Fareed Zakaria, 2008

 

Power Rules, Leslie H. Gelb, 2009

 

The Price of Civilization, Jeffrey Sachs, 2011

 

The Price of Inequality, Joseph E. Stiglitz, 2012

 

Prosperity Without Growth, Tim Jackson, 2009

 

Race Against the Machine: How the Digital Revolution Is Accelerating Innovation, Driving Productivity, and Irreversibly Transforming Employment and the Economy, Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, 2011

 

Reset, Kurt Anderson, 2009

 

The Return of History, Robert Kagan, 2008

 

The Revenge of Geography, Robert D. Kaplan, 2012

 

The Rise and Fall of American Growth: The U.S. Standard of Living Since the Civil War, Robert J. Gordon, 2016

 

 

Rise of the Robots: Technology and the Threat of a Jobless Future, Martin Ford, 2015

 

Rogue Nation, Clyde Prestowitz, 2003

 

Running on Empty, Peter G. Peterson, 2004

 

Saving Capitalism – For the Many, Not the Few, Robert B. Reich, 2015

 

Second Chance, Zbigniew Brzezinski, 2007

 

The Second Machine Age: Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies, Eric Brynjolfsson and Andrew McAfee, 2014

 

The Secret History of the American Empire, John Perkins, 2007

 

Seeing the Elephant, Peter Warder, 2009

 

A Short History of the World, H.G. Wells, 1922

 

The Silk Roads: A New History of the World, Peter Frankopan, 2016

 

The Silent Takeover, Noreena Hertz, 2001

 

Soft Power, Joseph S. Nye, Jr., 2004

 

The Spirit Level, Richard Wilkinson and Kate Pickett, 2009

 

A Study of History, Arnold J. Toynbee, 1957

 

The Surprising Solution, Bruce Piasecki, 2009

 

That Used To Be Us, Thomas L. Friedman and Michael Mandelbaum, 2011

 

A Theory of Global Capitalism, William I. Robinson, 2004

 

This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs The Climate, Naomi Klein, 2014

 

The Threat of Globalization to Arab Islamic Culture, Mohamed El-Shibiny, 2005

 

Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus: How Growth became the Enemy of Prosperity, Douglas Rushkoff, 2016

 

The Tyranny of Experts: Economists, Dictators, and the Forgotten Rights of the Poor, William Easterly, 2013

 

Uncharted Journey: Promoting Democracy in the Middle East, Thomas L. Carothers and Marina Ottaway, 2005

 

Unconquerable Nation, Brian Michael Jenkins, 2006

 

The Undercover Economist Strikes Back, Tim Harford, 2014

 

Unfinished Business, Harlan Ullman, 2002

 

The Upside of Down, Thomas Homer-Dixon, 2006

 

The War for Wealth, Gabor Steingart, 2008

 

The Way We’ll Be, John Zogby, 2008

 

What Money Can’t Buy: The Moral Limits of Markets, David P. Goldman, 2011

 

What Went Wrong?, Bernard Lewis, 2002

 

What’s Right with Islam, Faisal Abdul Rauf, 2004

 

When the Money Runs Out, Stephen D. King, 2013

 

Why Capitalism?, Allan H. Meltzer, 2012

 

Why Geography Matters, Harm de Blij, 2005

 

Why the West Rules – For Now, Ian Morris, 2010

 

Why Your World Is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, Jeffrey Rubin, 2009

 

The World in 2050, Laurence C. Smith, 2010

 

The World Is Flat, Thomas L. Friedman, 2005

 

World On Fire, Amy Chua, 2003

 

World Order, Henry Kissinger, 2014

 

The Zero Marginal Cost Society: The Internet of Things, the Collaborative Commons, and the Eclipse of Capitalism, Jeremy Rifkin, 2014

 

Zero-Sum Future, Gideon Rachman, 2011

 

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