Monday, June 3, 2013

Fareed Zakaria's six 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:
Thinking, Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman

Most "idea books" are bloated essays; this one, from a Nobel Prize–winning economist, is worth reading all the way through. Kahneman offers a fascinating set of ideas about how human beings think and reason, for better and worse.
Read about the other books on the list.

Thinking, Fast and Slow is among Penn Jillette's 6 favorite books and Dylan Ratigan's six favorite books.

--Marshal Zeringue