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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.
ready into the future is fascinating. friedman's work is quite interesting. his only regret is that he'll never be alive to see if he was right in his predictions but then... Read morePublished 3 days ago by glennon donald jamboretz
I'm reading this book a second time, now five years after its publication, and find today's headlines remarkably on target to Friedman's foretelling. Read morePublished 4 days ago by JettaRed
The first half of this book is absolutely amazing. The author certainly knows his stuff and successfully predicted exactly what Putin is pulling off today. Read morePublished 6 days ago by Robert W. Blazich
It is such a complex task to try to predict a whole century. I'm not saying George Friedman did a bad work but it is definetly way out of our leagues, try to predict what wars,... Read morePublished 8 days ago by Dennis
This is a book every thoughtful American should read to understand our current and future role in the world. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Craig Forman
many of the early 21st century predictions are already coming true. undoubtedly some portions of this book will be wrong, but the more important matter is Mr. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Alex Johnston
This book is quite good. It certainly taught me a lot and the author's attempt to chart the future is interesting. However, I was troubled by some specific things. Read morePublished 23 days ago by Heartland
The package (also containing "The signal and the noise") was 2-3 days delayed.! The package had been given a heavy-handed treatment during transportation and was a bit... Read morePublished 29 days ago by Marianne Beck