Flashpoints

  • von George Friedman
  • Sprecher: George Friedman, Bruce Turk
  • 11 Std. 40 Min.
  • ungekürztes Hörbuch

Beschreibung

A major new book by New York Times best-selling author and geopolitical forecaster George Friedman (The Next 100 Years, The Next Decade) with a bold thesis about coming conflict in the world, this provocative work examines the geopolitical flashpoints - particularly in Europe - in which imminent future conflicts are brewing.
George Friedman has forecasted the coming trends (politics, technology, population, and culture) of the next century in The Next 100 Years, and focused his predictions on the coming ten years in The Next Decade. Now, in Flashpoints, Friedman zooms in on the region that has, for 500 years, been the cultural hotbed of the world - Europe - and examines the most basic and fascinating building block of the region: culture. Analyzing the fault lines that have existed for centuries - and which have led to two world wars and dozens more conflicts - Friedman walks us through the "flashpoints" that are still smoldering beneath the surface and are on course to erupt again.
In Flashpoints, George Friedman begins with a fascinating history of the events leading up to the horrific wars that nearly tore apart Western civilization - killing over 100 million people on the "civilized" European continent. Modern-day Europe, and the formation of the European Union, were designed to minimize the built-in geopolitical tensions that led to catastrophic war, but as Friedman shows with a mix of history and cultural analysis, those plans have failed. "Flashpoints" are now simmering as dangerously as in the early twentieth century. Zeroing in on half a dozen locations, borderlands, and cultural dynamics, George Friedman does what few historians can - he explains precisely how certain trends are unstoppable, and what the future holds... both in terms of conflict and also opportunity. Flashpoints also explains in riveting detail how events in Europe will affect the rest of the world.

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Hilfreichste

Informative & Thought Provoking

A heavier weighting on the historical background than I would have expected but it does put the conclusions into context and reminds us of how complex and multi-faceted European history is. I would not agree with all the observations and conclusions but the book does contain some well considered insights. Makes me look at a European map in a slightly different way.
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- OliilO

The US view about Europe! Well done!

Brings the geopolitical present situation about Europe straight to the point!

It's a must to listen- if you want to understand Europe!

Dan from Switzerland
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- Kaiser

Weitere Infos zum Hörbuch

  • Erscheinungsdatum: 27.01.2015
  • Verlag: Random House Audio