“The End of the World is Just the Beginning” is a weird book by Peter Zeihan — self-described as an “optimist, green, internationalist, and democrat” — who retells us a mix-mash of history, geography, economy and chemistry lessons taught in school, then declares that the USA — the best country on the planet with all the right people, neighbors, resources, technologies and geographies — will self-isolate and thrive, while the globalized world, including the EU, will collapse without American naval support. 🤦🏻♂️
The book closes with: “Challenges and opportunities beckon. Cultural. Economic. Technological. Climatic. Demographic. Geopolitical. Exploring that future will be a hell of a project. Maybe that’s what I’ll do next.”
A good book for the American teenager who appreciates a cheerfully humorous recounting of how much everyone else is screwed? 🤷🏻♂️
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