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How They Rule the World

The 22 Secret Strategies of Global Power
Narrated by: Sam Woolf
Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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Random House presents the audiobook edition of How They Rule the World by Pedro Baños.

The international best seller.

Is there anything more cutthroat than global politics? 

Wherever you turn - Europe, Russia, China, Korea, Syria, the Middle East - we are living in a time of global geopolitical power plays. Once an insider to this closed world, Pedro Baños reveals that however it might be smoothed over by the PR of political diplomacy, the world of geopolitics is one of war and conflict by strategic means, where countries have sought dominion and power over their rivals since the dawn of time. 

Baños presents this high-stakes game as a series of 27 universal rules on how to act and exert influence in the international sphere. Each principle is contextualised in both classical and modern history, from Bismarck to Kissinger, but also related to the current world of Trump, Putin and Xi Jinping. With titles like ‘Kicking Away the Ladder’, ‘The Tower of Champagne Glasses’, ‘The Madman’, and ‘The Mule and the Saddlebags’, How They Rule the World is a practical set of rules for engagement that can be enjoyed by anyone. Written with the philosophic, aphoristic timelessness of a von Bulow, Sun Tzu or Machiavelli, Baños has created an utterly gripping manual on the secrets of how strategic power really works.

©2019 Pedro Baños and Jethro Soutar (P)2019 Random House Audiobooks

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Amazing insights

I knew about few things how big and powerful were making sure there is nobody that could be bigger and more powerful, but this book going much deeper and presenting many examples. Definitely good read.

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great overview of Geo-politics origins

loved every paragraph, jam packed full of facts for geo politics fanatics and experts alike