The Revenge of Geography

The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate by Robert D. Kaplan

You can learn a lot by looking at a good atlas. I did. So, I am glad Kaplan has decided to breathe life into the idea of geopolitics.

The Revenge of Geography gives us a guide to the ideas of the geopolitical thinkers, then a guided tour, by a well-traveled reporter, through the historical and contemporary geopolitics of seven places: Europe, Russia, China, the Indian Subcontinent, Iran, the Middle East, and America.

My one criticism is that there’s even more geopolitics at work in the Arctic, Africa and elsewhere.

Added later: plus it would have been nice to have more maps among the words.

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One response to “The Revenge of Geography

  1. Sorry, but this book is just full of incoherent nonsense: http://andreasmoser.wordpress.com/2012/09/21/revenge-of-geography/ I could not go on reading it after detecting a handful of factual and logical flaws in the first couple of minutes of listening to Mr Kaplan.

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