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From Brexit, to Donald Trump, to extremist parties in Europe and the developing world, populism has dominated recent headlines. 

But what explains the rise of leaders who stoke nationalist anger in their countries, from Le Pen to Erdogan? How long will the populist wave last? Who will be the winners and losers in this climate, and how can we defend the values of democracy, free trade and international cooperation? 

No one is better suited to explore these questions than Ian Bremmer, the CEO of the Eurasia Group and acclaimed Time magazine columnist who was named LinkedIn's top influencer in 2017. Analysing the social, economic and technological forces fuelling this new wave of populism, Bremmer explains why we're witnessing a rejection of the democratic, global, cosmopolitan trends of the late 20th century. Us vs. Them is a definitive guide to navigating the shifting political landscape, for businesses looking to weather and survive the populist storm.

©2018 Ian Bremmer (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

Critic Reviews

"Required reading to help repair a world in pieces and build a world at peace." (António Guterres, United Nations Secretary General)

"Ian Bremmer is provocative, controversial, and always intelligent about the state of the world, which he knows so well." (Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund)

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  • Colin
  • 06-08-2018

just the book I've been looking for.

Since Trump and Brexit I've been trying to figure out why there has been a rise of populism. This book answers this at a macro level and goes into various developed and developing countries state of affairs. The writing and information is clear and concise even though a lot is covered. I ended the book feeling informed, level headed and worried for the future (although less worried if I knew a majority of people had read this book!)

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  • Malkit singh Sekhon
  • 18-06-2018

essential read

we need to engage this fast changing world with eyes wide open or face calamitous one

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-2018

More than the title

Ian Bremmer spans the world and political divides to look at how lack of opportunity is causing nationalism, racialism, authoritarianism, and us vs them-ism. The situation will get more divisive unless the winners find ways to grow the pie, especially for those left behind.