George Friedman, Breakfast, Radio National 9 Mar 2009

George Friedman of Stratfor

George Friedman of Stratfor

Many feel that the global economic crisis has left a question mark over America’s future status as world leader. But George Friedman, forecaster and intelligence analyst believes that we’re on the brink of a new era in American power and that the US will continue to dominate, not just throughout the next century, but for the next 500 years.

Title: The Next 100 Years: A Forecast for the 21st Century
Author: George Friedman
Publisher: Black Inc.

I checked the comments at Amazon, the most common observation is that Mr Friedman’s book is thought-provoking but then so are Michael Leunig’s cartoons.

One hundred years ago the pre-eminent power in the world was the British Empire, they controlled the seas like the US does today. Where is the British Empire today?

Apparently Mr Friedman feels that China will not hold and that it will be dominated by Japan.

I think I will read the book but I will wait for a remaindered copy before purchase.

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