The search for understanding
Enjoyable, informative, novel
Its not necessary to listen it in one sitting, but I found myself wanting more
Worth the read, Friedman tries to assess the world relationships in the coming decade.
No, not better, but different. There are advantages to each. I like lying in bed listening to an audio book with the lights out. I do find that I have to listen more than once to grasp the ideas. Also, I tend to fall asleep. But I also listen while I'm doing chores, and I think the book is a better use of time than listening to the radio.
There is something that bothered me about Friedman's arguments in regard to morality and political realism, but I can't put my finger on it yet. And that is why this is a great read/listen. I'm really trying to think about what he says. Agree or not, this an interesting book.
This book is excellent. Unfortunately, I found it very hard to maintain my attention on what the narrator was saying. He sounds like one of those computer programs that read text. I listened to samples of other books narrated by Bruce Turk, and they all sounded the same, as if they were read by robots.
George Friedman, I think has a delusional outlook on foreign policy. To say that certain conditions would benefit a nation is one thing, to advocate that a nation should or could engineer those conditions is pure folly. Certainly that was what the war in iraq was, and its consequences are still unfolding. Although america may be in a position of leverage right now, coalitions can be formed to undermine that position. Noone sees the dragon coming, thats what makes it the dragon.