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This book is interesting and very well written.
Strong governments often become strong geopolitical powers, while states that can't even control their own people or are racked by civil wars don't rise to greatness.
Friedman, like any good forecaster, repeatedly warns against linear thinking and naiveextrapolation of current trends into the future.
This book had me hooked at the 40% mark. It is filled with well thought out analysis, brought historical trends that are important for painting the global picture, and succinct... Read morePublished 22 days ago by D. Brady
I read this book a few years back, and thought this typical of an American author being very patriotic. Read morePublished 27 days ago by July Ndlovu
I consider the author "American Machiavelli" because of his rational thinking free from idealism and moralizing. Read morePublished 28 days ago by Kuzel
This exhaustively researched book gave me new insight into the factors that influence international relations and society as a whole. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Truman Capps
What a daunting title and darting task Friedman takes on. A truly interesting and provocative read. His thesis about America remaining preeminent and why China is not the power... Read morePublished 1 month ago by J. W. Clark
While speculation, of course, I read this in late 2014 and much of what Friedman wrote in '09 is coming to pass. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Dr Wayne
very instructive! Later chapters are a little out-there, but first 2/3rd of the book is well worth the time and money!Published 2 months ago by Marcella Wells