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The End of Power: From Boardrooms to Battlefields and Churches to States, Why Being in Charge Isn't What It Used to Be By Moisés Naím

April 22, 2013

Power is fundamentally changing in the twenty-first century. While there is movement from “brawn to brains, from north to south and west to east, from old corporate behemoths to agile start-ups, from entrenched dictators to people in town squares and cyberspace,” there is more to the story than just a power shift.

So writes Moisés Naím in the opening chapter of his book The End of Power. As he says in the title, power in the world today has shifted from “boardrooms to battlefields and churches to states.” Naím, a scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for...

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