by Kishore Mahbubani Behind this “great convergence” is the transformative power of economic modernization and the birth of a global middle class. In Asia. The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World middle class that brings an unprecedented convergence of interests and perceptions, cultures and values. Kishore Mahbubani is optimistic. Yet Mahbubani, one of the most perceptive global commentators, also warns that a new. Kishore Mahbubani, The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World, New York: Public Affairs.
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A very tedious narrative of geopolitics with some history, prophesy and personal views thrown in. Inter-state wars have become a sunset industry. May 25, Abdulmalik rated it it was amazing. In the 20th century with two world wars and a few genocides, it was It is an easy read but Yes, Mahbubani did it again.
Sep 19, Mckinley rated it liked it Shelves: Not sure I agree with all of his conclusions or arguments, for that matterbut it’s presented in a very readable, thought-provoking way. He argues that US and European dominance of international affairs must abate as new powers rise and outlines major trends, risks, and opportunities.
I recommend reading this if you want to understand how the world will evolve geo-politically. Anything that has gone wrong in recent time is because of the West. The twenty-first century has seen a rise in the global middle class that brings an unprecedented convergence of interests and perceptions, cultures and values.
His answer shows a worrying degree of elitism and unworldliness. This lack of originality and a lack of balance undermine the work, for this reviewer at least. National interests must be balanced with global interests.
Am a little apprehensive about how it is going to influence my current way of thinking.
The Great Convergence – Kishore Mahbubani
They will only gain momentum in the coming decades. The potential for a peaceful new global civilization mahbubwni evolving before our eyes almost unnoticed. Mahbubani opens with an optimistic review of human development. An overly chatty, rather banal tome that argues that the forces of globalization are creating an increased demand for stronger multilateral institutions.
Islam to name some of the most pressing problems that the world must face if the good times that the world’s population not necessarily the west are now experiencing are to continue. I think I can understand his motivations for writing, but I still feel he’s a tad too tough on the ‘West’ and a tad too conveggence on the ‘Rest’.
The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World by Kishore Mahbubani
Power must be shared. No trivia or quizzes yet. And of course, he covers in depth some extreme cases of corruption. The rise of the Global South? However, it has no captain or crew to take care of the boat as a whole.
Mar 12, Travis rated it mahnubani liked it.
The Great Convergence: Asia, the West, and the Logic of One World
He rightly points out that the inhabitants of this planet have nowhere to go but to live here which is why we all have to work collectively for making it a more prosperous and stable place. The world, according to Kishore Mahbubani, a former Singaporean diplomat and one mabhubani Asia’s most visible pundits, is becoming a safer, richer, more equal and overall better place.
The author provides many example of the world converging and how the West has set up global bodies in their interest. Kisnore can make same argument. If convergence is a new concept to you, then this is an OK introduction, but there is nothing new here.
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May 10, Tyler rated it did not like it. While recognising that the UN Security Council plays a crucial role in international affairs, it is hard to imagine that the global challenges that lie ahead will be accomplished by simply adding six countries and introducing greater democracy into the workings of the Council.