Monday, June 03, 2013

Fareed Zakaria's 6 favorite books

Fareed Zakaria is host of CNN’s flagship international affairs program—Fareed Zakaria GPS, editor at large of TIME, a Washington Post columnist, and a New York Times bestselling author. He was described in 1999 by Esquire magazine as “the most influential foreign policy adviser of his generation.” In 2010, Foreign Policy named him one of the top 100 global thinkers. Since 2008, he has hosted Fareed Zakaria GPS, which airs Sundays worldwide on CNN.

Zakaria’s most recent book, The Post-American World: Release 2.0, was heralded in the New York Times book review as “…a relentlessly intelligent book” and The Economist called it “…a powerful guide” to facing global challenges.

One of Zakaria's six favorite books, as told to The Week magazine:
The Better Angels of Our Nature by Steven Pinker

A monumental achievement. Pinker, a Harvard psychology professor, draws on 5,000 years of historical evidence to explain in fascinating detail how violence has declined across human history. More broadly, he shows that human beings have learned to treat each other better in general.
Read about another book on the list.

Learn more about Steven Pinker's top five books on the decline of violence, his most important books and five best list of books that explore human nature.

--Marshal Zeringue