Synopses & Reviews
The author of the groundbreaking New York Times bestseller The Pentagonas New Map brings us a remarkable analysis of the post-Bush world, and Americaas leadership role in it.
In civilian and military circles alike, The Pentagonas New Map became one of the most talked about books of 2004. aA combination of Tom Friedman on globalization and Carl von Clausewitz on war, it is] the red-hot book among the nationas admirals and generals, a wrote David Ignatius in The Washington Post. Barnettas second book, Blueprint for Action, demonstrated how to put the first bookas principles to work. Now, in Great Powers, Barnett delivers his most sweepinga and importantabook of all.
For eight years, the current administration has done much to disconnect or alienate America from the world, but the world has certainly not been standing still. Now, with a chance to start over, what do we do? Whereas the world going now, and how do we not only rejoin it but become a leader again in what has become the most profound reordering of the globe since the end of World War II?
In Great Powers, Barnett offers a tour de force analysis of the grand realignments that are both already here and coming up fast in the spheres of economics, diplomacy, defense, technology, security, the environment, and much more. The agreat powersa are no longer just the worldas major nation-states but the powerful forces, past, present, and future, moving with us and past us like a freight train. It is not a simple matter of a course correction but of a complete recalibration, and the opportunities it presents are far greater than the perils. Barnett gives us a fundamental understanding of both, showing us not only how the world is now but how it will be.
There are those writing now who say America is in decline . . . and we just have to deal with it. Barnett says no. Globalization as it exists today was built by Americaaand now itas time for America to shape and redefine what comes next. Great Powers shows us how. Bibliography. Notes. Index.
From the New York Times bestselling author of The Pentagon's New Map, a bold, trenchant analysis of the post-Bush world
In Great Powers, New York Times bestselling author and prominent political consultant Thomas Barnett provides a tour-de-force analysis of the grand realignments in the post-Bush world-in the spheres of economics, diplomacy, defense, technology, security, the environment, and more. The "great powers" are no longer just the world's nation- states, but the most powerful and dynamic influences on the global stage, requiring not simply a course correction, but a complete recalibration. Globalization as it exists today was built by America- and now, Barnett says, it's time for America to shape and redefine what comes next.
About the Author
Thomas P. M. Barnett is a senior adviser to the Office of the Secretary of Defense, Central Command, Special Operations Command, the Joint Staff and the Joint Forces Command. He formerly served as a senior strategic researcher and professor at the U.S. Naval War College and as Assistant for Strategic Futures in the OSD's Office of Force Transformation. He is a founding partner of the New Rule Sets Project LLC, and his work has appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Christian Science Monitor, and Esquire, where he is now a contributing editor.