||Noted commentator Fareed Zakaria issues a major statement about the a new world order, in which the United States plays a leading role, but not the dominating role that many American have been used to. Global growth has brought robust economic activity around the world, and he notes the rise of India, China, and other countries. Zakaria tells how and why this happened and where it can lead, taking the time to provide enough historical background to explain current events. Writing from his own perspective, and drawing on his experiences, Zakaria remains an enthusiastic booster of the American way, and is sanguine about the ability of America to adapt to a changing world. Selected by the New York Times Book Review as a Notable Book of 2008.