Summary of Us vs. Them
From US VS. THEM by Ian Bremmer Summarized by arrangement with Portfolio, an imprint of Penguin Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC.
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When people feel threatened, they try to find allies to help them fight the enemy, whether real or imagined. In this short, but intense book, political scientist Ian Bremmer explores how globalism’s ongoing economic, political and technological developments contribute to divisions between people. His text uses an ample supply of data to look at the similarities and differences in how “us vs. them” dynamics develop in various locales – including the United States, Europe and developing nations – and ways governments can either exacerbate or help mitigate these issues.
About the Author
Ian Bremmer is founder and president of Eurasia Group, a “global political risk” consulting and research firm. He writes a foreign affairs column for Time magazine, where he is editor at large.