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Power is shifting - from large, stable armies to loose bands of insurgents, from corporate leviathans to nimble start-ups, and from presidential palaces to public squares. But power is also changing, becoming harder to use and easier to lose. As a result, argues award-winning columnist and former Foreign Policy editor Moisés Naím, all leaders have less power than their predecessors, and the potential for upheaval is unprecedented. In The End of Power, Naím illuminates the struggle between once-dominant megaplayers and the new micropowers challenging them in every field of human endeavor. The antiestablishment drive of micropowers can topple tyrants, dislodge monopolies, and open remarkable new opportunities, but it can also lead to chaos and paralysis. Drawing on provocative, original research and a lifetime of experience in global affairs, Naím explains how the end of power is reconfiguring our world.
©2013 Moises Naim (P)2013 Gildan Media LLC
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Critic Reviews

"Naím produces a fascinating account of the way states, corporations and traditional interest groups are finding it harder to defend their redoubts.... (He) makes his case with eloquence." (Financial Times)
"Having served as editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy and the executive director of the World Bank, Naím knows better than most what power on a global scale looks like.... [A] timely, insightful, and eloquent message.” (Publishers Weekly)
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By Dan Kaminski on 06-02-15

Here are a bunch of facts from ny times articles

Wow - very overrated book. Bloated overkill of some obvious points. Really felt like it was just throwing a bunch of facts and anecdotes at a wall.

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By Joan G on 06-10-15

Painful

This book was painfully mind numbing. A waste of money and time. Great topic but story lost in meaningless dribble.

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3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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By Kate on 04-21-15

Could have said it in 15 mins lots of repetition.

interesting point but way to drawn out
I wouldn't recommend it to others as there was no real story just examples.

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0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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