The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate Paperback – Sep 10 2013
|New from||Used from|
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
No Kindle device required. Download one of the Free Kindle apps to start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
“[An] ambitious and challenging new book . . . [The Revenge of Geography] displays a formidable grasp of contemporary world politics and serves as a powerful reminder that it has been the planet’s geophysical configurations, as much as the flow of competing religions and ideologies, that have shaped human conflicts, past and present.”—Malise Ruthven, The New York Review of Books
“Robert D. Kaplan, the world-traveling reporter and intellectual whose fourteen books constitute a bedrock of penetrating exposition and analysis on the post-Cold War world . . . strips away much of the cant that suffuses public discourse these days on global developments and gets to a fundamental reality: that geography remains today, as it has been throughout history, one of the most powerful drivers of world events.”—The National Interest
“Kaplan plunges into a planetary review that is often thrilling in its sheer scale . . . encyclopedic.”—The New Yorker
“[The Revenge of Geography] serves the facts straight up. . . . Kaplan’s realism and willingness to face hard facts make The Revenge of Geography a valuable antidote to the feel-good manifestoes that often masquerade as strategic thought.”—The Daily Beast
“[A] remarkable new book . . . With such books as Balkan Ghosts and Monsoon, Kaplan, an observer of world events who sees what others often do not, has already established himself as one of the most discerning geopolitical writers of our time. The Revenge of Geography cements his status.”—National Review
From the Hardcover edition.
About the Author
Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of sixteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including Asia’s Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, The Coming Anarchy, and Balkan Ghosts. He is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor at The Atlantic, where his work has appeared for three decades. He was chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, a visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the Pentagon’s Defense Policy Board. Foreign Policy magazine has twice named him one of the world’s Top 100 Global Thinkers.
From the Hardcover edition.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
The format on CDrom doesn't let you even to stop and start from where you left ; it starts always from the first chapter of the book.
but again - it is that kind of book that I thind is great on paper with maps and to pace your reading to absorb the story. amazing information and Robert D. Kaplan is FASCINATING
For example. Iran has good relations with its Jewish community historically and even today, yet the government is rabidly anti-Semitic (as though that is the same thing as being anti Zionist), As for the middle east their is no mention of Armenia where there is quite a significant nuclear fault line, Russians versus Yanks in Turkey, moreover, Armenia was a key point of contention between the Romans and the Parthians, so why it has become irrelevant is not clear to me now, since it has been a basic trip line between Moscow and the West for quite some time. But I did like what he had to say about Mexico and the US. So not terrible but the bias can be quite strong at times. Maybe it deserves three stars, but I will settle for two since if you can't trust one part, then I think that its buyer beware, caveat emptor.
Most recent customer reviews
I have purchase Robert Kaplan's Books before and each time he give on the dot perfect analysis, i would recommend this book to any one who is interested in World politic and... Read morePublished on May 24 2014 by Fkalmati