The Accidental Superpower: The Next Generation of American Preeminence and the Coming Global Disorder

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An eye-opening assement of American power and deglobalization in the bestselling tradition of The World is Flat and The Next 100 Years.
Near the end of the Second World War, the United States made a bold strategic gambit that rewired the international system. Empires were abolished and replaced by a global arrangement enforced by the U.S. Navy. With all the world's oceans safe for the first time in history, markets and resources were made available for everyone. Enemies became partners.
We think of this system as normal - it is not. We live in an artificial world on borrowed time.
In The Accidental Superpower, international strategist Peter Zeihan examines how the hard rules of geography are eroding the American commitment to free trade; how much of the planet is aging into a mass retirement that will enervate markets and capital supplies; and how, against all odds, it is the ever-ravenous American economy that - alone among the developed nations - is rapidly approaching energy independence. Combined, these factors are doing nothing less than overturning the global system and ushering in a new (dis)order.
For most, that is a disaster-in-waiting, but not for the Americans. The shale revolution allows Americans to sidestep an increasingly dangerous energy market. Only the United States boasts a youth population large enough to escape the sucking maw of global aging. Most important, geography will matter more than ever in a de-globalizing world, and America's geography is simply sublime.

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Bill Magnus
March 26, 2016
I have been home from Viet Nam for 50 years. Peter told me in this book what the policy was that sent me and countless others there for what seemed like no reason. I was never proud of going and when asked would shamefully admit I had gone. I always wished I had been a man, standing up to the government saying I will not go. Finally the policy is revealed. Thank you. Books like these should be in our school systems. They are interesting, thought provoking, and worldly, something we need in this country as much as anything. It is a must read!
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Jason Cole
October 15, 2016
A great introduction to geopolitics, with the author's view of the next coming history
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Adugna Tesfaye
August 19, 2017
New to the subject, thought provoking n interesting! I WANT to debate him like he wished. It seemed to me he is too much pro america! But I Must admit I Loved his perspective ! I Dont believe that is the whole truth!!
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About the author

Peter Zeihan launched his own firm, Zeihan on Geopolitics, in 2012 after working for twelve years with the geopolitical analysis firm Stratfor, where he was Vice President of Analysis.

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