Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

"A cogent analysis of the concurrent Trump/Brexit phenomena and a dire warning about what lies ahead...a lucid, provocative book." --Kirkus Reviews Those who championed globalization once promised a world of winners, one in which free trade would lift all the world's boats, and extremes of left and right would give way to universally embraced liberal values. The past few y "A cogent analysis of the concurrent Trump/Brexit phenomena and a dire warning about what lies ahead...a lucid, provo...

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Title:Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism
Author:Ian Bremmer
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Genres:Nonfiction
ISBN:B074DG6K8K
Format Type:Kindle Edition
Number of Pages:208 pages pages

Us vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism Reviews

  • Brendan
    Aug 28, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

    The Future Will Be Here Thought provoking and easy to understand. This made me see through someone else?s eyes. And made me realize I am not alone in my fear, that all of us are feeling our way in the dark. The future is coming, what it is and how we live in it. That?s the que...

    Ian Bremmer remains a strong story-teller, doing what he's always done best - expressing crystal-clear concepts and thoughts, and presenting International Relations for non-specialists. Yet the book is short, covers a billion ideas very superficially, and is some weird combination o...

    Terrible. Really, really bad. Didn't get what the purpose of this book was. Instead of dismissing populism, perhaps a real attempt at understanding why it is becoming more prevalent in the world. Instead of dismissing Donald Trump, perhaps an acknowledgment of why he succeeded. It's...

    A mixed bag for me. Much of the book is marinating you in statistics that provide context for how inequality and a feeling of insecurity in the US and abroad are creating fragility in our governments and societies. Early on, Bremmer summarizes the problem we appear to be facing in the ...

    Excellent book. It describes many of the failures, or at least limited success of the multilateral trade agreements. It doesn't condone protectionism, but it rightly points out that many of the US trading partners engage in activity that is protectionist and nationalist while professin...

    Maybe I had high hopes for this book, but the truth is that it?s full of common knowledge ideas that most of us already read in the reference newspapers. There is little fresh content here unfortunately. ...

    I am a bit surprised, to say the least! I like reading books and I read quite a lot on very diverse subject matters. Also I listen to people recommending ?good books?, sometimes these favourable opinions of others are not entirely in-line with my experience of reading given book...

    Telling it like it is & likely to be Bremmer is a perception observer and analyst. Ian Bremmer: "No one voted for Donald Trump because he believed the United States was growing more secure and more prosperous. In a country where working-age men without jobs outnumber thos...

    Not a great book to read (but it is fairly short) if you want to feel hopeful about the future anywhere in the world (not just the US). This book has gathered together all of the data and trends about socioeconomic inequality going on and mashed it together while attempting to assess w...

  • Fraser Kinnear
    Sep 12, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

    The Future Will Be Here Thought provoking and easy to understand. This made me see through someone else?s eyes. And made me realize I am not alone in my fear, that all of us are feeling our way in the dark. The future is coming, what it is and how we live in it. That?s the que...

    Ian Bremmer remains a strong story-teller, doing what he's always done best - expressing crystal-clear concepts and thoughts, and presenting International Relations for non-specialists. Yet the book is short, covers a billion ideas very superficially, and is some weird combination o...

    Terrible. Really, really bad. Didn't get what the purpose of this book was. Instead of dismissing populism, perhaps a real attempt at understanding why it is becoming more prevalent in the world. Instead of dismissing Donald Trump, perhaps an acknowledgment of why he succeeded. It's...

    A mixed bag for me. Much of the book is marinating you in statistics that provide context for how inequality and a feeling of insecurity in the US and abroad are creating fragility in our governments and societies. Early on, Bremmer summarizes the problem we appear to be facing in the ...

  • Jed
    May 19, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

    The Future Will Be Here Thought provoking and easy to understand. This made me see through someone else?s eyes. And made me realize I am not alone in my fear, that all of us are feeling our way in the dark. The future is coming, what it is and how we live in it. That?s the que...

    Ian Bremmer remains a strong story-teller, doing what he's always done best - expressing crystal-clear concepts and thoughts, and presenting International Relations for non-specialists. Yet the book is short, covers a billion ideas very superficially, and is some weird combination o...

    Terrible. Really, really bad. Didn't get what the purpose of this book was. Instead of dismissing populism, perhaps a real attempt at understanding why it is becoming more prevalent in the world. Instead of dismissing Donald Trump, perhaps an acknowledgment of why he succeeded. It's...

    A mixed bag for me. Much of the book is marinating you in statistics that provide context for how inequality and a feeling of insecurity in the US and abroad are creating fragility in our governments and societies. Early on, Bremmer summarizes the problem we appear to be facing in the ...

    Excellent book. It describes many of the failures, or at least limited success of the multilateral trade agreements. It doesn't condone protectionism, but it rightly points out that many of the US trading partners engage in activity that is protectionist and nationalist while professin...

    Maybe I had high hopes for this book, but the truth is that it?s full of common knowledge ideas that most of us already read in the reference newspapers. There is little fresh content here unfortunately. ...

    I am a bit surprised, to say the least! I like reading books and I read quite a lot on very diverse subject matters. Also I listen to people recommending ?good books?, sometimes these favourable opinions of others are not entirely in-line with my experience of reading given book...

    Telling it like it is & likely to be Bremmer is a perception observer and analyst. Ian Bremmer: "No one voted for Donald Trump because he believed the United States was growing more secure and more prosperous. In a country where working-age men without jobs outnumber thos...

  • David
    Jun 02, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

  • Myles
    May 10, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

  • Fausto
    Jul 29, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

    The Future Will Be Here Thought provoking and easy to understand. This made me see through someone else?s eyes. And made me realize I am not alone in my fear, that all of us are feeling our way in the dark. The future is coming, what it is and how we live in it. That?s the que...

    Ian Bremmer remains a strong story-teller, doing what he's always done best - expressing crystal-clear concepts and thoughts, and presenting International Relations for non-specialists. Yet the book is short, covers a billion ideas very superficially, and is some weird combination o...

    Terrible. Really, really bad. Didn't get what the purpose of this book was. Instead of dismissing populism, perhaps a real attempt at understanding why it is becoming more prevalent in the world. Instead of dismissing Donald Trump, perhaps an acknowledgment of why he succeeded. It's...

    A mixed bag for me. Much of the book is marinating you in statistics that provide context for how inequality and a feeling of insecurity in the US and abroad are creating fragility in our governments and societies. Early on, Bremmer summarizes the problem we appear to be facing in the ...

    Excellent book. It describes many of the failures, or at least limited success of the multilateral trade agreements. It doesn't condone protectionism, but it rightly points out that many of the US trading partners engage in activity that is protectionist and nationalist while professin...

    Maybe I had high hopes for this book, but the truth is that it?s full of common knowledge ideas that most of us already read in the reference newspapers. There is little fresh content here unfortunately. ...

  • Nina
    Nov 17, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

  • Matt Schiavenza
    May 08, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

  • Ken Hamner
    Aug 18, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

    The Future Will Be Here Thought provoking and easy to understand. This made me see through someone else?s eyes. And made me realize I am not alone in my fear, that all of us are feeling our way in the dark. The future is coming, what it is and how we live in it. That?s the que...

    Ian Bremmer remains a strong story-teller, doing what he's always done best - expressing crystal-clear concepts and thoughts, and presenting International Relations for non-specialists. Yet the book is short, covers a billion ideas very superficially, and is some weird combination o...

    Terrible. Really, really bad. Didn't get what the purpose of this book was. Instead of dismissing populism, perhaps a real attempt at understanding why it is becoming more prevalent in the world. Instead of dismissing Donald Trump, perhaps an acknowledgment of why he succeeded. It's...

    A mixed bag for me. Much of the book is marinating you in statistics that provide context for how inequality and a feeling of insecurity in the US and abroad are creating fragility in our governments and societies. Early on, Bremmer summarizes the problem we appear to be facing in the ...

    Excellent book. It describes many of the failures, or at least limited success of the multilateral trade agreements. It doesn't condone protectionism, but it rightly points out that many of the US trading partners engage in activity that is protectionist and nationalist while professin...

  • Ivank
    Apr 28, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

    The Future Will Be Here Thought provoking and easy to understand. This made me see through someone else?s eyes. And made me realize I am not alone in my fear, that all of us are feeling our way in the dark. The future is coming, what it is and how we live in it. That?s the que...

    Ian Bremmer remains a strong story-teller, doing what he's always done best - expressing crystal-clear concepts and thoughts, and presenting International Relations for non-specialists. Yet the book is short, covers a billion ideas very superficially, and is some weird combination o...

  • Ryan Rommann
    May 05, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

  • Michael Huang
    Aug 29, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

  • Penny
    Dec 15, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

  • Burt Schoeppe
    Jun 13, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

    The Future Will Be Here Thought provoking and easy to understand. This made me see through someone else?s eyes. And made me realize I am not alone in my fear, that all of us are feeling our way in the dark. The future is coming, what it is and how we live in it. That?s the que...

    Ian Bremmer remains a strong story-teller, doing what he's always done best - expressing crystal-clear concepts and thoughts, and presenting International Relations for non-specialists. Yet the book is short, covers a billion ideas very superficially, and is some weird combination o...

    Terrible. Really, really bad. Didn't get what the purpose of this book was. Instead of dismissing populism, perhaps a real attempt at understanding why it is becoming more prevalent in the world. Instead of dismissing Donald Trump, perhaps an acknowledgment of why he succeeded. It's...

  • Nancy Mills
    Feb 13, 2019

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

  • Eddie Choo
    Apr 26, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

  • Amanda Hunsberger
    Jul 09, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

  • Gary Moreau
    Apr 24, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

  • John DeRosa
    Jul 04, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

  • Jefferson Costa
    Oct 07, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

  • Anthony
    Jul 21, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

  • Victoria
    May 07, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

    The Future Will Be Here Thought provoking and easy to understand. This made me see through someone else?s eyes. And made me realize I am not alone in my fear, that all of us are feeling our way in the dark. The future is coming, what it is and how we live in it. That?s the que...

  • Michael Hames
    Oct 17, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

  • Robert Narojek
    Jul 11, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...

    I found this book to be a really tough slog to read and it didn?t really provide any solutions. Just raised issues. Not sure i could recommend this book to anyone else. ...

    I wasn't prepared to admire this book, afraid that it would attack things that I hold dear, including welcoming immigrants a la the words on the Statue of Liberty and a less nationalistic world. However, Bremmer's steely but thoughtful analysis of how we arrived at this point in histor...

    Seems a mere regurgitation of a close reading of newspaper and magazine reporting ...

    If you want to understand the tools being used in politics to communicate, this book will help you. ...

    The Future Will Be Here Thought provoking and easy to understand. This made me see through someone else?s eyes. And made me realize I am not alone in my fear, that all of us are feeling our way in the dark. The future is coming, what it is and how we live in it. That?s the que...

    Ian Bremmer remains a strong story-teller, doing what he's always done best - expressing crystal-clear concepts and thoughts, and presenting International Relations for non-specialists. Yet the book is short, covers a billion ideas very superficially, and is some weird combination o...

    Terrible. Really, really bad. Didn't get what the purpose of this book was. Instead of dismissing populism, perhaps a real attempt at understanding why it is becoming more prevalent in the world. Instead of dismissing Donald Trump, perhaps an acknowledgment of why he succeeded. It's...

    A mixed bag for me. Much of the book is marinating you in statistics that provide context for how inequality and a feeling of insecurity in the US and abroad are creating fragility in our governments and societies. Early on, Bremmer summarizes the problem we appear to be facing in the ...

    Excellent book. It describes many of the failures, or at least limited success of the multilateral trade agreements. It doesn't condone protectionism, but it rightly points out that many of the US trading partners engage in activity that is protectionist and nationalist while professin...

    Maybe I had high hopes for this book, but the truth is that it?s full of common knowledge ideas that most of us already read in the reference newspapers. There is little fresh content here unfortunately. ...

    I am a bit surprised, to say the least! I like reading books and I read quite a lot on very diverse subject matters. Also I listen to people recommending ?good books?, sometimes these favourable opinions of others are not entirely in-line with my experience of reading given book...

  • Nathanael Roy
    Nov 28, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

  • Amy C.
    Jun 20, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

  • Anurag Mishra
    Oct 28, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

  • Tom Walsh
    Jun 19, 2018

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

  • Truly
    Apr 30, 2019

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

  • Paul
    May 10, 2019

    An executive summary of platitudes framed as if they'll blow your mind. If you have functioning eyes and a subscription to the Guardian, you'll be able to spit this shit out in your sleep. ...

    Ian Bremmer's latest book is a breezy tour d'horizon of contemporary global affairs that offers little fresh insight and makes no real argument. The theme, such as there is one, is that populist movements have gained power across the world and that the neoliberal moment that emerged in...

    I generally like Bremmer's books (G-Zero, End of the Free Market, J-curve etc) but this book seemed lazy. It didn't seem well thought out nor researched. Very little in Us vs Them will strike you as enlightening, if you've been alive the past 2 years. His other books have a rather nove...

    Really, a 4.5. The ?us/them? division is global in scale and catastrophic in scope. It is already testing our civility, our security, our cultural identity, and our commitment to the ideals of democracy. But you already know that. This is the latest in a growing list of book...

    Read it in two sittings. For all of Bremmer's qualities as a thinker and writer (and there are many), this book glosses over the great inflection point of our time without any real offered insight. Disappointing.... ...

    Easy reading and makes some good points. I found myself saying "well, duh!" many times. The stuff just seems so obvious. But apparently it isn't obvious to our elected officials who are either hopelessly dumb or are more interested in their own well-being that that if their people. ...

    Excellent analysis of the political, economic, and cultural problems facing the world. However, Bremmer's solutions slip into Progressive/Socialist cant failing to fully grasp human psychology and the immensity of the problem facing the OECD and emerging nations now and in the near fut...

    Ian Bremmer expertly elucidates the shortcomings of globalism in this miniature guide. With the ascension of political polarization occurring in both industrialized and developing countries, a world in which the government ensures egalitarianism rather than tribalism is more imperative...

    Unless you were living in a cave for a while, this book summarizes what you saw in the news. The increasing globalism didn't benefit everybody equally. Automation further intensified the inequity. Those who suffered made the populist movements gain traction. Le Pen didn't win but it...

    Could've used more detail in certain areas, but overall a good summary of the current state of affairs. Did not go much into possible solutions. ...

    Watch a detailed review along with my favorite ideas and takeaways at: https://youtu.be/iWOe9t1n8c0 ...

    In a way, there is nothing new here if you follow the news, but in another way, there is. In a relatively short book, the author addresses the political, economic, environmental, and social pressures for various developing countries and predicts where it will lead them. There is a part...

    A summary of developments Ian Bremmer describes the tendencies that have caused ruptures in the politics of major countries. He takes a politics-first view and describes how trends might affect the politics-society relationship. Provides a good overview of the developments, but not ...

    Ian Bremmer is a political scientist specializing in US foreign policy, and to his credit he does help illuminate the big picture by traveling to several regions of the world and demonstrating how the other is defined throughout the world. He lays out in broad strokes the trouble with ...

    Bremmer knows today?s World I?ve always been a follower of Ian Bremmer?s analyses of the state of the world?s governments. Here again he has painted a picture of a Populist plague gradually infecting America, The EU and Eastern Europe. No doubt it will blanket the rest of th...

    Some aspects been covered but more like science , space, pharma industries have not been talked about . Even it mainly limits itself in comparing China and USA with a little light on some other developing countries ...

    This book and Amy Chua?s Political Tribes are the two that did most to help me understand what is going on in the world today. I found both highly illuminating, and each in its way provided insights new to me. I obviously don?t agree with the negative reviews for this book. ...