Preparing for the Twenty-First Century by Paul Kennedy
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Kennedy's groundbreaking book The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers helped to reorder the current priorities of the United States. Now, he synthesizes extensive research on fields ranging from demography to robotics to draw a detailed, persuasive, and often sobering map of the very near future--a bold work that bridges the gap between history, prophecy, and policy.


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About Paul Kennedy

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Paul Kennedy is internationally known for his writings and commentaries on global political, economic, and strategic issues. He earned his B.A. at Newcastle University and his doctorate at the University of Oxford. Since 1983, he has been the Dilworth Professor of History and director of international security studies at Yale University. He is on the editorial board of numerous scholarly journals and writes for The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Atlantic, and many foreign-language newspapers and magazines. Kennedy is the author and editor of nineteen books, including The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, which has been translated into more than twenty languages, followed by Preparing for the Twenty-first Century (1993), and The Parliament of Man (2006).
 
Published July 6, 2011 by Vintage. 450 pages
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 After reading this gloomy exercise in futurology, even the most cockeyed optimists will feel justified in hiding under their bedcovers as the turn of the century approaches.

May 20 2010 | Read Full Review of Preparing for the Twenty-Firs...

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As the next century dawns, the world faces interactive problems, writes Yale historian Kennedy ( The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers ). These include the population explosion, technology's replaceme

Feb 01 1993 | Read Full Review of Preparing for the Twenty-Firs...

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Yale historian Kennedy assesses the population explosion, environmental degradation, the widening gap between rich and poor nations and other global problems of the 21st century in this nine-week PW b

Jan 31 1994 | Read Full Review of Preparing for the Twenty-Firs...

The Independent

Even if the poorer countries achieve economic growth - and in Africa, at least, history offers little hope of that - it will be hopelessly diluted by the teeming new generations.

Mar 26 1993 | Read Full Review of Preparing for the Twenty-Firs...

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