The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall

By Ian Bremmer
What Freakonomics does for understanding the economy, The J Curve does for better understanding how nations behave. Bremmer's tour of the nations of the world -- our friends, our foes, and others in between -- shows us how to see the world fresh, get rid of shopworn attitudes, and discover a new and useful way of thinking.


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Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publish date 09/11/2007
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