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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.
It's like he just stared at a map of the world for a few hours and came up a forecast based on political geography.Published 40 minutes ago by Jason Huber
The forecasts make very interesting reading given current events.Published 2 days ago by W R Coumbe
Excellent read / take on what will likely be major events in the next 100 years. Certainly the world events as they are unfolding during the first decade of the 21st century very... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Amazon Customer
Is a century an objective unit of time, or a unit of counting that people came up with? When did human beings begin to count by 10s and 100s? Read morePublished 7 days ago by Steven Radcliffe
This is a very good read. Outlines very logical triggers that could impact the geopolitical environment.Published 10 days ago by KIMARD D. EGLETON
Loved every line of it even if in some places the thoughts were somewhat repetitive. 40 years ago I left Soviet Union, today I observe Putin's actions with complete understanding... Read morePublished 13 days ago by tioligirl - take it or leave it
I loved how even when the book is a wild guess, supported on past and current facts, it creates an understanding about how geopolitics work. Read morePublished 14 days ago by Sebastián Velásquez A