Fareed Zakaria

Americans have so far put up with inequality because they felt they could change their status. They didn't mind others being rich, as long as they had a path to move up as well. The American Dream is all about social mobility in a sense - the idea that anyone can make it.Fareed Zakaria

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In the 1990s, we were certain that Saddam Hussein had a nuclear arsenal. In fact, his factories could barely make soap.Fareed Zakaria

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Alaska itself is an unusual state.Fareed Zakaria

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I am an American, not by accident of birth but by choice. I voted with my feet and became an American because I love this country and think it is exceptional.Fareed Zakaria

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The tallest building in the world is now in Dubai, the biggest factory in the world is in China, the largest oil refinery is in India, the largest investment fund in the world is in Abu Dhabi, the largest Ferris wheel in the world is in Singapore.Fareed Zakaria

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There is a huge crisis of employment in America, in the Western world in general.Fareed Zakaria

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During the Cold War, we were interested because we were scared that Russia and the United States were going to go to war. We were scared that Russia was going to take over the world. Every country became a battleground.Fareed Zakaria

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What we see today is an American economy that has boomed because of policies and developments of the 1950s and '60s: the interstate-highway system, massive funding for science and technology, a public-education system that was the envy of the world and generous immigration policies.Fareed Zakaria

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The Berlin Wall wasn't the only barrier to fall after the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. Traditional barriers to the flow of money, trade, people and ideas also fell.Fareed Zakaria

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If there is one lesson for U.S. foreign policy from the past 10 years, it is surely that military intervention can seem simple but is in fact a complex affair with the potential for unintended consequences.Fareed Zakaria

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I'd be kidding if I said that I predicted the financial collapse.Fareed Zakaria

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It's not possible for two countries to be the leading dominant political power at the same time.Fareed Zakaria

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I grew up in Mumbai.Fareed Zakaria

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I should not be judged by a standard that's not applied to everyone else.Fareed Zakaria

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In a very weak economy, when you say 'cut government spending,' what you mean is you're laying off school teachers and you're de-funding various programs that put money into the economy. This means you have more unemployed people that then draw unemployment benefits and don't pay taxes.Fareed Zakaria

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The United States is going to be a rich country, it is going to be prosperous, but it is not going to be able to take the lead in the next phase of global economic development.Fareed Zakaria

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Street protests in Saudi Arabia might warm our hearts, but they could easily lead to $250 a barrel oil and a global recession.Fareed Zakaria

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Politics and power is a realm of relative influence.Fareed Zakaria

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The technological revolution at home makes it much easier for computers to do our work.Fareed Zakaria

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When you're failing, there's a very powerful incentive to put ideology aside and just do what seems to work.Fareed Zakaria

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But as the arms-control scholar Thomas Schelling once noted, two things are very expensive in international life: promises when they succeed and threats when they fail.Fareed Zakaria

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In a world awash in debt, power shifts to creditors.Fareed Zakaria

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It is absolutely clear that government plays a key role, as a catalyst, in promoting long-run growth.Fareed Zakaria

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I don't want to paint a picture of total gloom and doom.Fareed Zakaria

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America's growth historically has been fueled mostly by investment, education, productivity, innovation and immigration. The one thing that doesn't seem to have anything to do with America's growth rate is a brutal work schedule.Fareed Zakaria

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I very much want to be in the business of creating content, of doing stories all over the world rather than figuring out what the business model is for 'Newsweek' on the iPad, although that's very important work as well.Fareed Zakaria

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What happens in the media is the cult of personality. The brands who have been forced to cut their staff have been forced to take on the brands of journalists.Fareed Zakaria

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I grew up in this world where everything seemed possible.Fareed Zakaria

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Culture follows power.Fareed Zakaria

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Whenever someone says the word community, I want to reach for an oxygen mask.Fareed Zakaria

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