Ten Lessons for a Post-pandemic World

Fareed Zakaria

Ten Lessons for a Post-pandemic World



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Ten Lessons for a Post-Pandemic World analyses how our world has changed since it completely shut down when the Covid-19 pandemic that hit in March 2020. Although there have been pandemics in the past, the impact of Covid-19 was without precedent, not least because of the different ways in which the affected countries responded to the virus. Zakaria describes the concept of pandemics throughout history, summarises the 10 main lessons we can learn from the post-Covid era, and then goes on to visualise a potentially new future for humankind on Earth following the standstill of the past two years.

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Analysis and key concepts


The pandemic took us all by surprise


The pandemic has left indelible marks, which can teach us important lessons


While outbreaks sometimes occur in nature, the spread of a pandemic should be manageable and avoidable


One of the big lessons that we should learn in the wake of Covid is that we need to integrate and accept digital solutions into our daily lives


Another important post-Covid lesson proves that Aristotle’s theory was correct: we are social animals


Nothing is set in stone, so it is up to us to determine our future




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Fareed Zakaria is an Indian-American journalist. Having completed his BA in History at Yale, and PhD in Political Science at Harvard University, he began reporting on international politics, earning recognition as one of the ‘Top 10 Global Thinkers of the Last 10 Years’. Zakaria writes regularly for The Washington Post and also hosts a popular television programme for CNN called Fareed Zakaria GPS. He is the author of several successful books, such as The Future of Freedom (2003), The Post-American World (2008), and In Defense of a Liberal Education (2015). He has also won numerous awards, including The Arthur Ross Media Award, the Overseas Press Club Award, and the National Press Club’s Edwin Hood Award.

Publishing house:

W.W. Norton & Company