The Wake-Up Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It
March 04, 2021 - 10:00 AM to 11:15 AM MST

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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 Call: Why the Pandemic Has Exposed the Weakness of the West, and How to Fix It (HarperVia, 2020) addresses 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; as The Wake-Up Call makes clear, governments around the world must re-engineer the way they operate to successfully meet the challenges ahead.

Speakers: John Micklethwait is the editor-in-chief of Bloomberg and was previously editor-in-chief at The Economist. Adrian Wooldridge is the management editor and “Schumpeter” columnist of The Economist. Together they have co-authored five books—including The Witch Doctors: Making Sense of the Management GurusA Future Perfect: The Challenge and Hidden Promise of GlobalizationThe Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea; and The Right Nation: Conservative Power in America—and the author of Measuring the Mind: Education and Psychology in England c.1860-1990.

 
 
 
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