John Micklethwait is editor-in-chief of Bloomber g and former editor-in-chief if the Economist; Adrian Wooldridge is the political editor of the Economist and author of its Bagehot column. They have written six previous books together: The Fourth Revolution: The Global Race to Reinvent the State; Company: A Short History of a Revolutionary Idea; A Future Perfect: The Challenge and Promise of Globalization; The Witchdoctors: Making Sense of the Management Gurus; The Right Nation: Why America is Different; and God is Back: How the Global Rise of Faith is Changing the World.
You will read no more interesting book on the political consequences of the pandemic than this * Professor Niall Ferguson * A masterful analysis of Western failure, and a clear program for the future * Anne Applebaum * A devastating new book * Daily Mail * Their diagnosis of the problem is spot on * Spectator * Readable and fascinating * Economist * A shot in the arm... powerful. * Financial Times * 'The Wake-Up Call' offers an executive summary of modern political history studded with sweeping assertions and telling anecdotes. * New York Times * Excellent and convincing -- Jeremy Hunt * Daily Telegraph * The Wake Up Call goes in for bold assertions, which is what makes it so readable...full marks to the authors... two of the sharpest minds around. -- Charles Powell * Times Literary Supplement *