How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance

TUE, NOV 6, 2007 (57:46)

Amy Chua discusses her new book Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance and Why they Fall Law. Yale Law School professor and author of World on Fire, Amy Chua tackles a timely topic. She argues that the key to maintaining power for nations is always to attract and assimilate, rather than to coerce and intimidate, and she traces this remarkable history from ancient Persia to the US in Iraq.

+ BIO: Amy Chua

Amy Chua is the John M. Duff Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Her first book, World on Fire: How Exporting Free Market Democracy Breeds Ethnic Hatred and Global Instability, a New York Times bestseller, was selected by The Economist as one of the best books of 2003. Her second book, Day of Empire: How Hyperpowers Rise to Global Dominance—and Why They Fall, was a critically acclaimed Foreign Affairs bestseller.

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