Fareed Zakaria

26 Fareed Zakaria Recommended Books

Fareed Zakaria is a journalist, political scientist, and author. He is the host of CNN's Fareed Zakaria GPS and a columnist for The Washington Post. Zakaria has been awarded the National Magazine Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the Padma Bhushan, India’s third-highest civilian award.

26 Books recommended by Fareed Zakaria

Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word

Trade Is Not a Four-Letter Word

How Six Everyday Products Make the Case for Trade

Author :Fred P. Hochberg

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"[The author] has managed to do the seemingly impossible, write a breezy, smart, funny book about trade." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Prisoners of Geography

Prisoners of Geography

Ten Maps That Explain Everything About the World

Author :Tim Marshall

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"Explains the world starting with geography." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

21 Lessons for the 21st Century

Author :Yuval Noah Harari

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"Wide-ranging, speculative look at the world today and where it is going -- fascinating big think." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Losing the Long Game

Losing the Long Game

The False Promise of Regime Change in the Middle East

Author :Philip H. Gordon

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"A seemingly narrow subject matter, but it's really a broad book about America's engagement with the world." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Erdogan's Empire

Erdogan's Empire

Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East

Author :Soner Cagaptay

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"The best book on Turkey today." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe

Democracy and Dictatorship in Europe

From the Ancien Régime to the Present Day

Author :Sheri Berman

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"A superb historical study of the forces that produce democracy and threaten its survival." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The World Is Flat

The World Is Flat

A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Author :Thomas L. Friedman

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"[This book's] insight is true and deeply important. . . . The metaphor of a flat world, used by [the author] to describe the next phase of globalization, is ingenious." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Ascent of Money

The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World

Author :Niall Ferguson

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"Fascinating." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Decadent Society

The Decadent Society

How We Became the Victims of Our Own Success

Author :Ross Gregory Douthat

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"Argues that Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump both represent the mood of our times." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Lee Kuan Yew

Lee Kuan Yew

The Grand Master's Insights on China, the United States, and the World

Author :Graham Allison

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"Packed with intelligence and insight. If you are interested in the future of Asia, which means the future of the world, you've got to read this book." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Professor and the Madman

The Professor and the Madman

Author :Simon Winchester

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"An unbelievable tale, one that reminds us of the extraordinary range, depth and beauty of the English language." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Great Reversal

The Great Reversal

How America Gave Up on Free Markets

Author :Thomas Philippon

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"The most important book on economics I've read in a while." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Inevitability of Tragedy

The Inevitability of Tragedy

Henry Kissinger and His World

Author :Barry Gewen

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"A study of Kissinger's worldview & the challenge of using power to pursue justice." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Blowout

Blowout

Corrupted Democracy, Rogue State Russia, and the Richest, Most Destructive Industry on Earth

Author :Rachel Maddow

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"A brilliant description of many of the problems caused by our reliance on fossil fuels." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Talking to Strangers

Talking to Strangers

What We Should Know about the People We Don't Know

Author :Malcolm Gladwell

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"Fascinating." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Hit Makers

Hit Makers

The Science of Popularity in an Age of Distraction

Author :Derek Thompson

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"Superb." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Meritocracy Trap

The Meritocracy Trap

How America's Foundational Myth Feeds Inequality, Dismantles the Middle Class, and Devours the Elite

Author :Daniel Markovits

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"The most interesting and provocative book I have read in a while." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Narrow Corridor

The Narrow Corridor

States, Societies, and the Fate of Liberty

Author :Daron Acemoglu

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"The authors help you understand that the balancing act of liberal democracy is rare." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Destined for War

Destined for War

Can America and China Escape Thucydides's Trap?

Author :Graham Allison

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"A very smart and important book." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

Don't Be Evil

Don't Be Evil

How Big Tech Betrayed Its Founding Principles -- and All of Us

Author :Rana Foroohar

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"Terrific." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Guarded Gate

The Guarded Gate

Bigotry, Eugenics and the Law That Kept Two Generations of Jews, Italians, and Other European Immigrants Out of America

Author :Daniel Okrent

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"A gripping account of a dark wave in American history." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Aristocracy of Talent

The Aristocracy of Talent

How Meritocracy Made the Modern World

Author :Adrian Wooldridge

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"Asks the essential question." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Death of Truth

The Death of Truth

Notes on Falsehood in the Age of Trump

Author :Michiko Kakutani

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"Brilliantly explains the cultural and political forces that brought us to our current sorry condition." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The Hundred-Year Marathon

The Hundred-Year Marathon

China's Secret Strategy to Replace America as the Global Superpower

Author :Michael Pillsbury

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"In my book I talk a lot about [this book]." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

The American Story

The American Story

Conversations with Master Historians

Author :David M. Rubenstein

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"Really came out of [...] educating American congressmen about the country's history." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves

A Good Provider Is One Who Leaves

One Family and Migration in the 21st Century

Author :Jason DeParle

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"The best book on immigration I've read." - Fareed Zakaria [Source]

FAQs

Q1: What kind of books does Fareed Zakaria recommend?

Fareed Zakaria is known for recommending books that delve into a variety of subjects, with a particular focus on politics, international relations, history, economics, and societal trends. He often selects books that offer deep insights into global affairs, geopolitics, and the complex challenges facing our world today. These recommendations align with his role as the host of CNN's 'Fareed Zakaria GPS', where he engages in in-depth discussions and analysis of global issues.

Fareed Zakaria is a journalist, author, and international commentator who has hosted Fareed Zakria GPS on CNN since 2008, and previously served as editor-at-large of TIME magazine.

You can find a list of books recommended by Fareed Zakaria on his official blog or Facebook page.

Yes, many of the books recommended by Fareed Zakaria are available in print format. You can find them at any major bookstore or online retailer.

Fareed Zakaria's books generally focus on politics, international relations, education, current events, and economic issues.