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Book Club: Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

  • 10 Mar 2022
  • 4:30 PM - 6:00 PM
  • Island Rec Center, 20 Wilborn Rd., Hilton Head Island
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In his eye-opening book, Ian Bremmer shows how the promise that globalization would create a world of winners has been shattered and alienated those who've paid the price for globalism's gains. People who are on the losing side of globalism have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses. They've begun to understand the world as a battle for the future that pits "us" vs “them.”

Bremmer points to the next wave of global populism, one that hits emerging nations before they have fully emerged. Citizens want security and prosperity, and are frustrated with governments that can’t provide them. This book is about the ways in which people will define the threats they face as fights for survival. It's about the walls governments will build to protect insiders from outsiders and the state from its people. And it's about what we can do about it.

About the Author

Ian Bremmer is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a leading global political risk research and consulting firm that operates in 90 countries. He has published ten books, including Superpower and the national bestsellers The End of the Free Market and Every Nation for Itself. He lectures widely and writes a weekly foreign affairs column for TIME magazine, where he's editor at large. His analysis focuses on global macro political trends and emerging markets, which he defines as "those countries where politics matter at least as much as economics for market outcomes.” Bremmer earned a PhD in political science from Stanford University in 1994.

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