An Empire Wilderness
Travels into America's Future
By (author) Robert Kaplan
Empire Wilderness by Robert Kaplan
Book Description"Full of surprises and unusual revelations . . . an informed and disturbing portrait of the new American badlands."--"Chicago Tribune" "[Kaplan is] tireless, curious, and smart. . . . I cannot imagine anyone will concoct a more convincing scenario for the American future." --Thurston Clarke, "The New York Times" With the same prescience and eye for telling detail that distinguished his bestselling Balkan Ghosts, Robert Kaplan now explores his native country, the United States of America. His starting point: the conviction that America is a country not in decline but in transition, slowly but inexorably shedding its identity as a monolithic nation-state and assuming a radically new one.Everywhere Kaplan travels--from St. Louis, Missouri, to Portland, Oregon, from the forty-ninth parallel to the banks of the Rio Grande--he finds an America ever more fragmented along lines of race, class, education, and geography. An America whose wealthy communities become wealthier and more fortress-like as they become more closely linked to the world's business capitals than to the desolate ghettoes next door. An America where the political boundaries between the states--and between the U.S. and Canada and Mexico--are becoming increasingly blurred, betokening a vast open zone for trade, commerce, and cultural interaction, the nexus of tomorrow's transnational world. Never nostalgic or falsely optimistic, bracingly unafraid of change and its consequences, Kaplan paints a startling portrait of post-Cold War America--a great nation entering the final, most uncertain phase of its history. Here is travel writing with the force of prophecy. "Lively . . . Kaplan has a sharp eye for social truth, and his encounters with a chorus of eloquent citizens of the West keeps the narrative humming." --"Outside""
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780679776871
(210mm x 140mm x 23mm)
Imprint: Vintage Books
Publisher: Random House USA Inc
Publish Date: 1-Oct-1999
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - Robert Kaplan
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.""
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