An urgent and informed look at the challenges America and world governments will face in a post Covid-19 world.
The Covid-19 pandemic has revealed that governments matter again, that competent leadership is the difference between living and dying. A few governments proved adept at handling the crisis while many others failed. Are Western governments healthy and strong enough to keep their citizens safe from another virulent virus—and protect their economies from collapse? Is global leadership passing from the United States to Asia—and particularly China?
The Wake-Up Calladdresses these urgent questions. Journalists and longtime collaborators John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge identify the problems Western leaders face, and outline a detailed plan to help them become more vigilant, better prepared, and responsive to disruptive future events.
The problems that face us are enormous; asThe Wake-Up Callmakes clear, governments around the world must re-engineer the way they operate to successfully meet the challenges ahead.
About the Author
John Micklethwait is the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg and was previously editor-in-chief atThe Economist.
Adrian Wooldridge is the management editor and “Schumpeter” columnist ofThe Economist. He was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, and All Souls College, Oxford, where he held a Prize Fellowship. He was formerlyThe Economist’s Washington bureau chief and “Lexington” columnist. He is the coauthor, with John Micklethwait, of five books—includingThe Witch Doctors: Making Sense of the Management Gurus;A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of Globalization;The Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea; andThe Right Nation: Conservative Power in America—and the author ofMeasuring the Mind: Education and Psychology in England c.1860-1990.