New York : Basic Books, A Member of the Perseus Books Group, 
Power is not merely shifting and dispersing, it is also decaying. Those in power today are more constrained in what they can do with it and more at risk losing it than ever before.
LibraryThing member ehousewright
He’s convinced me—he writes about some things I have noticed and wondered about and his examples are taken not only from the US but from around the world, not only from politics but from business, finance, religion, and other spheres. This is a big picture look at a rapidly changing dynamic that is usually only considered from narrower perspectives. This book places you in the same uncomfortable place as consideration of global warming, the implications of DNA mapping of individuals, and increasing reliance on social media for information—I see it happening, I need to think about it, too little is understood and rationally discussed about the future implications of these changes. But this book gives you a framework for an awareness of these changes, and he does provide some ideas for how to recognize and counteract any negative effects of these power structure alterations. Stop focusing on rankings, as they seldom can predict power any more, make life harder for the “terrible simplifiers” (that catchphrase deserves to be a hashtag if anything does!), bring trust back and strengthen political parties. You may disagree with some things—but since finishing I have thought of it often, he has touched a nerve.
LibraryThing member capiam1234
I can see this being a regular studied book in any political science class.
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