Friday, September 23, 2011

Thought du jour - 23 September 2011

"American culture is the manic combination of exultant hubris and profound gloom." - George Friedman

Friedman is one of the world's "big thinkers", an Alfred Thayer Mahan for the 21st century. His book, The Next 100 Years, is a thought-provoking, must-read analysis for anyone interested in geopolitics, and where the world is going in the century to come.

Here he is talking about what he sees happening in the next ten years or so.

Is Friedman going to get all of the details right?

Of course not.

But on his prediction for the big picture - that the 21st century is going to be the American century - I think he's spot on.

Paul Kimball

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