TANK | Spring 2011
By Shumon Basar
"Colonies were once conquered, now countries are bought." So says Parag Khanna, author of the new book How to Run the World. It’s not a manual for James Bond-style megalomaniacs, nor is it expert advice on long-distance marathons. It’s the follow-up to Khanna’s first treatise on “late globalisation,” The Second World (2008), in which he defined this term as applying to a nation that exhibits both first- and third-world characteristics simultaneously.