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THE WAKE-UP CALL Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It

by | Read by Kristen Scott Thomas

Contemporary Culture • 4.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2020

It only takes a little bit of emphasis for narrator Kristen Scott Thomas to hit home the death tolls around the world from COVID-19 and the failures of the United States in fighting the pandemic. THE ECONOMIST'S John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge explain that these pandemic failures have shown the weaknesses of government. By the end of the first chapter, listeners will be itching to hear their ideas for improving government. First, the authors outline philosophy about government and the history of its growth. Thomas sometimes takes a critical tone but delivers the background in a straightforward way. They point out the successes of "Asian Tigers," particularly Singapore, and create what they believe to be an ideal platform for a fictional U.S. president. J.A.S. © AudioFile 2021, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2021]

Trade Ed. • Harper Audio • 2020

DD ISBN 9780063065321 $17.99

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