The Coming Anarchy

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The Coming Anarchy

Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War

By Robert D. Kaplan

Vintage Books USA, Paperback, 9780375707599, 224pp.

Publication Date: February 13, 2001

Description
From the bestselling author of Balkan Ghosts and The Ends of the Earth comes a fascinating new book on the imminent global chaos that is as brilliant as it is necessary, as original as it is controversial.
The end of the Cold War has not ushered in the global peace and prosperity that many had anticipated. Environmental degradation is causing the rampant spread of famine and disease, and a rising number of nations are being torn by violent wars of fierce tribalism and trenchant regionalism. Our newest democracies, such as Russia and Venezuela, are bloody maelstroms of violence and crime, while America is beset with an alarmingly high number of apathetic citizens content to concern themselves with matters of entertainment and convenience. Bold, erudite, and profoundly important, The Coming Anarchy is a compelling must-read by one of today's most penetrating writers and provocative minds.
"Analytically daring.... Informed by a rock-solid, unwavering realism and an utter absence of sentimentality.... Kaplan is a knowledgeable and forceful polemicist who mixes the attributes of journalist and visionary." "The New York Times
""Ambitiously eclectic.... Kaplan] is one of America's most engaging writers on contemporary international affairs." "The New York Times Book Review.


About the Author
Robert D. Kaplan is the bestselling author of sixteen books on foreign affairs and travel translated into many languages, including "Asia s Cauldron, The Revenge of Geography, Monsoon, The Coming Anarchy, "and" Balkan Ghosts." He is a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security and a contributing editor at "The Atlantic, " where his work has appeared for three decades. He was chief geopolitical analyst at Stratfor, a visiting professor at the United States Naval Academy, and a member of the Pentagon s Defense Policy Board. "Foreign Policy" magazine has twice named him one of the world s Top 100 Global Thinkers. "From the Hardcover edition.""


Praise For The Coming Anarchy

?Ambitiously eclectic?. [Kaplan] is one of America?s most engaging writers on contemporary international affairs.??The New York Times Book Review