Sunday, June 9, 2013
The Revenge of Geography: June 2013
The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate, is an examination of international relations and conflicts that are difficult to explain. He takes us on a journey through different parts of the world, examining the history and geography of each part, showing how geography has molded so much of history. It becomes apparent why events are unfolding as they are nowadays.
He ends the book by pointing us to the geography of America. He looks southwards to Mexico, and points out that it is very much in America's interests to help Mexico develop a strong economy that will provide jobs and a good life to Mexicans, and keep them at home in their own country.
Altogether, a fascinating read, imparting insights into the past and the future.