Warnings by Richard A. Clarke
Finding Cassandras to Stop Catastrophes

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The pervasive and continuous turbulence that are characterizing our current geopolitical and technological world make this book essential reading for understanding how we can begin to take the steps necessary to prevent further turbulence and disasters.
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Millions of lives lost to catastrophes—natural and man-made—could have been saved by the advance warnings of experts. Can we find those prescient people before the next catastrophe strikes? Two CEOs and White House national security veterans reveal insider views of previous disasters, chilling insights on today’s threats to mankind, and a prescription to protect us 

This is the story of the future of national security, threatening technologies, the US economy, and possibly the fate of civilization.

In Greek mythology Cassandra foresaw calamities, but was cursed by the gods to be ignored. Modern-day Cassandras clearly predicted the disasters of Katrina, Fukushima, the Great Recession, the rise of ISIS, and many others. Like her, they were ignored. There are others right now warning of impending disasters, but how do we know which warnings are likely to be right?

Through riveting explorations in a variety of fields, the authors uncover a method to separate the accurate Cassandras from the crazy doomsayers. They then investigate the experts who today are warning of future disasters—the threats from artificial intelligence, bio-hacking, mutating viruses, and more—and whose calls are not being heeded. Their penetrating insights are essential for anyone, any business, or any government that doesn’t want to be a blind victim to tomorrow’s catastrophe. 

 

About Richard A. Clarke

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Richard A. Clarke has served in the White House for President Reagan, for both presidents Bush, and for President Clinton, who appointed him as National Coordinator for Security, Infrastructure Protection, and Counterterrorism. He teaches at Harvard Kennedy School, consults for ABC News, and is chairman of Good Harbor Consulting.
 
Published May 23, 2017 by Ecco. 416 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction
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Above average
on May 09 2017

Clarke and Eddy suggest the need for a watchdog group to monitor threats and recommend appropriate responses. Of great interest to policy wonks and would-be political analysts, perhaps less so for general readers.

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Reviewed by Joshua Sinai on Jun 05 2017

The pervasive and continuous turbulence that are characterizing our current geopolitical and technological world make this book essential reading for understanding how we can begin to take the steps necessary to prevent further turbulence and disasters.

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