"By turns unsettling and exhilarating, Attali is always scintillating, always crackling with creative intelligence. He hast hings to teach us all. Especially Americans."
—Alvin Toffler, author of Future Shock
"Jackques Attali is a unique figure: an intellectual in the world of politics, and individualist in the world of high finance, a visionary and a dreamer."
—Walter Russell Mead, author of Moral Splendor: The American Empire in Transition
About the Author
Jacques Attali was born in Algiers in 1943. A novelist, essayist, and writer, he served as special adviser to French President Francois Mitterrand from 1981 to 1991. Dr. Attali is now chairman of A&A, an international consulting firm based in Paris. Recently, he also served as conseiller d'Etat in Paris, and has advised the United Nations General Secretary on nuclear proliferation. His works in English include: Millennium: Winners and Losers in the Coming World Order
; A Man of Influence Career of S.G. Warburg
; and Noise: Essay on the Political Economy of Music