The Superclass - politicians, military leaders, finance gurus, energy barons, media moguls and thought leaders - is the small group that currently plays the greatest role in shaping the progress of globalization and perhaps the group most changed by that phenomenon, so much so that they have more in common with one another than they do with their own countrymen. And because this group frequently operates outside all national and international regulation, they are often in conflict with the elite in their own countries.
Rothkopf offers a provocative and trenchant examination of the overlapping international power clusters. He reveals who is a member of this global Superclass and who is likely to be joining it and transforming it in the years ahead. And he will explore how the aggressive pursuit of self-interest by some in this class helped to create a world in which inequity is greater than ever - something that may well threaten international stability in our lifetimes.
About the author:
David Rothkopf is CEO of the Rothkopf Group, a consulting firm which advises on international economic and security issues. He has written over 150 articles on international themes for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the FT and other leading publications worldwide.
"An entertaining and well researched taxonomy of the rich and powerful who shape foreign policy and business in our globalized world. Rothkopf gives us the story behind Davos Man." - Joseph E. Stiglitz, Nobel Prize Winner in Economics and author of Making Globalization Work and Globalization and it's Discontents
"This is a wide-ranging, hard-hitting book about all our lives." - Waterstones Books Quarterly
"Penned by a former advisor to Bill Clinton, this engaging study of the elite power mongers ... who run the world is more than a mere power list' - GQ