Many political and economic certainties were upended in 2013. Reversing Gears covers the issues at the source with commentaries by Hassan Rouhani on Iran’s new international posture, Shinzo Abe on Japan’s “Abenomics,” Park Geun-hye on inter-Korean relations, George Osborne on British austerity, Daniel Yergin on US shale energy, George Soros on Germany’s European policy, and many more.
While there is no shortage of Ivy League scholars offering ambitious explanations for everything that ails the United States today, there does seem to be a scarcity of sound, fact-based analysis. In fact, the failure of elites to see what is really afflicting the country is itself one of the biggest problems.
reviews three books by leading scholars on the roots of the country's political and socioeconomic discontent.