June 29, 2009

The Next 100 Years

Friedman offers a prediction on what the world can expect during the 21st century. He predicts which countries will emerge as powerful forces, both politically and economically, where and why wars will break out and how they will be fought, and how technology and culture will affect the way we live. Drawing on history and trends from geopolitics, Friedman shows how we got to where we are today. He focuses on the rise of the United States as a superpower, the polarization of the United States against Russia, the Islamic world, and nations of the far east. He also traces the influences of population explosions, the widespread use of computers, and the clash of cultural values on political and international conflicts and concerns. This is an intriguing look into what the next century may bring for our country and the international community in which we live.

This book can be found in HECSA Library:

The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
George Friedman
JZ 1305 .F75 2009