The Next 100 Years : A Forecast for the 21st Century

George Friedman

William Hughes (Narrator)

01-27-09

9hrs 42min

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01-27-09

9hrs 42min

Abridgement

Unabridged

Genre

Nonfiction/Social Science

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“William Hughes captures the author’s informal tone as well as his obvious intelligence and perception. As he narrates, the listener watches the coming years unfold like an interstellar adventure movie…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
AnAmazon Top Customer Favorite

A fascinating, eye-opening, and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the United States—and the world—from one of our most incisive futurists

George Friedman has become a leading expert in geopolitical forecasting, sought after for his unmatched grasp of both historical and contemporary trends. In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye to the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

Friedman predicts that the US–Jihadist war will conclude, to be replaced by a second confrontation with Russia; China will undergo a major internal crisis, and Mexico will emerge as an important world power; there will be at least one global war, but armies will be smaller and wars less deadly; and technology will focus on space, both for military uses and for energy.

This book is a compelling, eye-opening portrait of the future.

Praise

“William Hughes captures the author’s informal tone as well as his obvious intelligence and perception. As he narrates, the listener watches the coming years unfold like an interstellar adventure movie…Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile

“Expect the unexpected…He can see without the crystal ball.” Newsweek

“Predictions have made George Friedman a hot property these days.” Wall Street Journal

“There is a temptation, when you are around George Friedman, to treat him like a Magic 8-Ball.” New York Times Magazine

“Barron’s consistently has found Stratfor’s insights informative and largely on the money—as has the company’s large client base, which ranges from corporations to media outlets and government agencies.” Barron’s

“[Friedman] delivers a clearer, deeper, and subtler understanding of the post-9/11 world than we will ever get from listening to the cacophony of talking heads on television.” Booklist

“[A] unique combination of cold-eyed realism and boldly confident fortune-telling…Whether all of the visions in Friedman’s crystal ball actually materialize, they certainly make for engrossing entertainment.” Publishers Weekly

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Language English
Release Day Jan 26, 2009
Release Date January 27, 2009
Release Date Machine 1233014400
Imprint Blackstone Publishing
Provider Blackstone Publishing
Categories Politics & Social Sciences, Social Sciences
Author Bio
George Friedman

George Friedman is the founder and CEO of Stratfor, the world’s leading private intelligence company. He is frequently called upon as a media expert and is the author of four books, including America’s Secret War, and numerous articles on national security, information warfare, computer security, and the intelligence business. He lives in Austin, Texas.

Narrator Bio
William Hughes

William Hughes is an AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. A professor of political science at Southern Oregon University in Ashland, Oregon, he received his doctorate in American politics from the University of California at Davis. He has done voice-over work for radio and film and is also an accomplished jazz guitarist.

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Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
AnAmazon Top Customer Favorite

A fascinating, eye-opening, and often shocking look at what lies ahead for the United States—and the world—from one of our most incisive futurists

George Friedman has become a leading expert in geopolitical forecasting, sought after for his unmatched grasp of both historical and contemporary trends. In The Next 100 Years, Friedman turns his eye to the future. Drawing on a profound understanding of geopolitical patterns dating back to the Roman Empire, he shows that we are now, for the first time in half a millennium, experiencing the dawn of a new historical cycle.

Friedman predicts that the US–Jihadist war will conclude, to be replaced by a second confrontation with Russia; China will undergo a major internal crisis, and Mexico will emerge as an important world power; there will be at least one global war, but armies will be smaller and wars less deadly; and technology will focus on space, both for military uses and for energy.

This book is a compelling, eye-opening portrait of the future.

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