Us Vs. Them

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Us Vs. Them: The Failure of Globalism

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 years have shattered this fantasy, as those who've paid the price for globalism's gains have turned to populist and nationalist politicians to express fury at the political, media, and corporate elites they blame for their losses. Us vs. Them is an eye-opening book about the ways in which people will define these threats as fights for survival.

Praise for Us Vs. Them

“Required reading to help repair a world in pieces and build a world at peace.”

António Guterres, United Nations Secretary-General


“The best book yet on the waves Donald Trump rode to power. Ian Bremmer is right that rage and scorn are not plans. He provides good practical ideas for what can be done.”

Lawrence Summers, Professor at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government


“Few can beat Ian Bremmer in taking the pulse on the health of nations and the world. Here he dives into the divisions and disputes of the wave of protests and populism that gave the US Donald Trump and Europe Brexit.”

Carl Bildt, Co-Chair of European Council on Foreign Relations


“My favorite thinker on geopolitics offers a masterful analysis of why globalism crashed and populism has soared. This book won’t just help you predict the future of nations; it will play a role in shaping that future.”

Adam Grant, author of Give and Take, Originals, and Option B with Sheryl Sandberg


“A crisp and compelling anatomy of present political ills across many countries. Bremmer’s discussion of global approaches to revising the social contract between government and citizen offers a welcome ray of light.”

Anne-Marie Slaughter, President & CEO of New America


“Global politics is a jungle today.  Thank goodness Ian Bremmer can be your guide.”

 — David Miliband, President and CEO of the International Rescue Committee


"Once again, Ian Bremmer provides a striking preview of tomorrow's top stories. A timely warning, but also a source of hope, Us vs. Them is required reading for those worried about our world’s future."

Nouriel Roubini, Chairman of Roubini Macro Associates


Ian Bremmer is provocative, controversial, and always intelligent about the state of our world, which he knows so well!”

Christine Lagarde, Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund