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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.
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 4 days 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 4 days 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 26 days ago by Marcella Wells
Once again George Friedman tells a provocative tale. This book reads in part a geo-political/military primer for the 21st century, and in part something borrowed from Tom Clancy.Published 27 days ago by Christopher Riddick
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 1 month 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 1 month 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 1 month ago by Robert W. Blazich