|Biographical detail : ||Journalist and writer.
Fareed Zakaria the Indian born American, educated at Yale and Harvard, taught international relations and political philosophy at Harvard University and was managing editor of the influential US journal, Foreign Affairs. He is now the editor of Newsweek International
Fareed Zakaria argues in his book: The Future of Freedom: Illiberal Democracy at Home and Abroad that in matured democracy of the world “liberty led to democracy, not the other way round.” He deplores that in much of world, “democracy predates liberty, and is not working.” He writes “democracy is now spreading at the expense of liberty by feeding ethnic hatreds, precipitating wars or undermining the institutions of libery.” He cites India as an example where forces are “undermining” democracy by “crooks, fanatics and the ruling party is a devastating example of failure.” Zakaria goes on to comment on America, the country of his residence, where democracy has “produced dysfunctional political system dominated by special interest groups, fund-raisers and lobbyists.”
Following on the success of his best-selling The Future of Freedom, Zakaria in his new book, The Post-American World, describes with equal prescience a world in which the US will no longer dominate the global economy, orchestrate geopolitics, or overwhelm cultures. He see the “rise of the rest” as the great story of our time, and one that will reshape the world.