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Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (TED Books Book 15)
Hybrid Reality: Thriving in the Emerging Human-Technology Civilization (TED Books Book 15)
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5 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fascinating/frightening take on modern reality, June 16, 2012
With crisp prose, the Khannas trace the roots and augur the future of our intimate, at times too-intimate, relationship with technology. A long way from Stanley Kubrick's dark vision, the largely rosy picture nonetheless presents more troubling realities. It's a cracking read.


How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance
How to Run the World: Charting a Course to the Next Renaissance
by Parag Khanna
Edition: Hardcover
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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Strong take on new realities, January 27, 2011
Khanna is the undisputed young master of geopolitical thinking, and How To Run The World is a blessedly digestible account of the new realities of foreign policy for Great Powers and aspirants alike. "Mega-diplomacy," as Khanna defines it, is no mere exercise in futurethink. It is a reality that is altering our world, and practitioners--in Khanna's understanding, all of us--would do well understand how to succeed in this newly decentralized statecraft. His book is a great way to start.


The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order
The Second World: Empires and Influence in the New Global Order
by Parag Khanna
Edition: Hardcover
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8 of 15 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The End of The End of History, March 4, 2008
Khanna's book is destined to be the go-to guide for American foreign policy experts and anyone concerned with the geopolitical marketplace in the next quarter century. But, as a read, it's much more than that. His travels are extensive and his engagement with the places he touches is deep--and it shows in his rich text. This is not yet another book about American decline, though it does serve as a brilliant realist assessment. More than anything, it's an exciting travelogue across the shifting landscape of power.


God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World
God and Gold: Britain, America, and the Making of the Modern World
by Walter Russell Mead
Edition: Hardcover
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45 of 49 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Massively engaging., October 19, 2007
Mead is a master of making complex history of American thought accessible and lively. God & Gold is a fearless account that dares to examine how the English-speaking powers created the institutions we hold most dear--and how they have fought to defend them. It isn't politically correct; but it's brilliant. Mead's work is formidable, and has academic rigor; but this isn't some dense intellectual history. It is an accessible read, and one that makes the reader much, much smarter.


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