Monday, August 2, 2010

Review: The Age of the Unthinkable by Joshua Cooper Ramo

 Today the very ideas that made America great imperil its future. Our plans go awry and policies fail. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to improve lives, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions made to stem a financial crisis guarantee its worsening. Environmental strategies to protect species lead to their extinction.

The traditional physics of power has been replaced by something radically different. In The Age of the Unthinkable, Joshua Cooper Ramo puts forth a revelatory new model for understanding our dangerously unpredictable world. Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, psychology, immunology, and the science of networks, he describes a new landscape of inherent unpredictability--and remarkable, wonderful possibility.
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I was bored with Ramo's book.  He doesn't lecture, which is better than most.  However, he attemps to sway one's opinions to fall in his favor, yet doesn't draw clear conclusions.  That said, he does make you think, which is always positive.  The writing style itself was a bit complicated, but if The Age of the Unthinkable is your type of book, it is worth the complication.

**I did not get paid for this post.  All opinions are 100% mine unless otherwise stated.  I recieved a complentary book in order to write a real and honest review.**

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