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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 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 3 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 9 days ago by Marianne Beck
It is an interesting read, but does not seem to present any cogent reason for any of us to believe it, or even to buy stocks based on it.Published 22 days ago by Motorguy
It is a good read recommended by a friend. Interesting take and conclusions.Published 24 days ago by Johnnyhave
I read this based on a recommendation of an acquaintance. Not my usual genre, beginning and ending were good, I got lost and therefore skimmed much of the speculative military... Read morePublished 24 days ago by K. Fox
This is a must read for anyone who is a novice in political science.
This book - even though it reviews the potentials for the next ten years- can be a classic political... Read more
I read this book in 2010 and as Russia invades the Ukraine as if on queue in 2014, I re-read it. If you want to know what the future holds for America, I can not recommend this... Read morePublished 28 days ago by Michael Simpson
Lots of interesting projections, but Friedman fell flat on his fundamental forecast that the 21st century is America's century. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Linda's Kindle