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Ian Bremmer

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Ian Arthur Bremmer is an American political scientist and author with a focus on global political risk. He is the president and founder of Eurasia Group, a political risk research and consulting firm with principal offices in New York City.
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The Ministry for the Future
A Novel
Kim Stanley Robinson - 2020-10-06
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This near-future novel explores the impacts of climate change, technology, politics, and human behavior. The Ministry for the Future was established to advocate for future generations and protect all living creatures. Through fictional eyewitness accounts, Kim Stanley Robinson weaves a visionary and powerful story of a future that is almost upon us. This impactful and original book presents both hope and despair in equal measure, making it one of the most powerful novels on climate change ever written.
Ian Bremmer
@SteveVerdus Fantastic book. Must read indeed.      source
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Our Own Worst Enemy
The Assault from within on Modern Democracy
Tom Nichols - 2021-08-19
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Our Own Worst Enemy challenges the idea that illiberalism and anti-democratic sentiment are solely due to globalization or elites. Instead, author Tom Nichols posits that everyday citizens have embraced narcissism and resistance to change, leading to a rise in these movements. By resurrecting virtues like altruism and compromise, we can defend democracy and recognize how good we have it in the modern world. This book reframes the debate about our current state of affairs and provides ideas for moving forward.
Ian Bremmer
@RadioFreeTom It’s a great book. You are pretty cranky, though.      source
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Accidental Presidents
Eight Men Who Changed America
Jared Cohen - 2019-04-09
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Discover the untold stories of eight men who became president of the United States without being elected to the position. From Tyler to Truman, Coolidge to LBJ, Accidental Presidents examines how the character of each leader impacted the nation and the world. Learn how they vastly changed American history - from delaying the Civil War to breaking up the trusts - and how their actions shaped the power and limits of the presidency. Immerse yourself in this gripping history lesson that adds immeasurably to our understanding of this most important position.
Ian Bremmer
A vice president has ascended to the presidency 8 times in US history—“Each had to step out of the shadow of his predecessor and earn the presidency in his own right." Just finished @jaredcohen’s book “Accidental Presidents,” and cannot recommend enough.      source
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War on Peace
The End of Diplomacy and the Decline of American Influence
Ronan Farrow - 2018-04-24
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This book explores the decline of American diplomacy and how the military-industrial complex has overtaken peacemakers' work. The author, a former diplomat, provides a personal look into the last standard-bearers of traditional statecraft and interviews key figures such as Richard Holbrooke and Henry Kissinger. Farrow argues that diplomacy has declined due to political cowardice but provides hope that it may offer a way out of a world at war.
Ian Bremmer
Puzzling photo from the Ethiopian Prime Minister’s office 🤔 But a great book by @RonanFarrow      source
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A Romance of Many Dimensions
Edwin A. Abbott - 1992-09-21 (first published in 1884)
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Step into the unique world of Flatland, where women are thin, straight lines and social status is defined by the number of sides you have. Follow the fascinating journey of A. Square, a mathematician resident of this two-dimensional land, as he travels through Spaceland, Lineland, and Pointland, encountering a range of geometric forms. Will he succeed in his ultimate goal of visiting a land of four dimensions? This masterpiece of science fiction and satire, illustrated by the author himself, is both entertaining and instructive, making it a must-read for anyone interested in the concept of multiple dimensions of space.
Ian Bremmer
My favorite book: Flatland by Edwin Abbott #NotTheBible #NotRunningForOffice      source