The Coming Anarchy (Paperback)
Shattering the Dreams of the Post Cold War
Vintage, 9780375707599, 224pp.
Publication Date: February 13, 2001
The end of the Cold War has not ushered in the global peace and prosperity that many had anticipated. Volatile new democracies in Eastern Europe, fierce tribalism in Africa, civil war and ethnic violence in the Near East, and widespread famine and disease not to mention the brutal rift developing as wealthy nations reap the benefits of seemingly boundless technology while other parts of the world slide into chaos are among the issues Kaplan identifies as the most important for charting the future of geopolitics. Historical antecedents in Gibbon's Decline and Falland in the legacies of statesmen such as Henry Kissinger contribute to this bracingly prophetic framework for addressing the new global reality. Bold, erudite, and profoundly important, The Coming Anarchy is a compelling must-read by one of today's most penetrating writers and provocative minds.
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?Ambitiously eclectic?. [Kaplan] is one of America?s most engaging writers on contemporary international affairs.??The New York Times Book Review