A clear and vivid picture of how the future perspective is in detail probably largely unpredictable (it might seem a contradictions in terms, but I think is not), despite the fact that major trends and outcome can be forseen, and those in this book are surprising......Continua
Check out what I wrote in my blog: http://lunairereadings.blogspot.com/2011/09/next-100-years-george-friedman.html
I loved the optimism of this book. It describes with objetivity why the 21st century is and will be the USA century for its entire length. That is not to say that US is the best or that its citizens are saints, but its arguments are really convincing. It makes me happy and less stressed to know that at least part of the humanity is safe in a very strong land. It also describes the next war (about 2050) and how it will unfold in space killing about 50000 soldiers (as opposed to millions killed in the 20th century wars. I liked it and loved the fact that neither the author not I are going to know if in the end his predictions were true....Continua
I thought this is a forecast for what may happen in the next 100 years, but instead, I got a very good lesson in history. Unfortunately, history is bound to repeat itself, like every 50 or 100 years! How soon we forget?