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The Age of the Unthinkable - Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It-logo

The Age of the Unthinkable - Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It

Joshua Cooper Ramo

For decades, American foreign policy has been based on the seductive belief that there exists a logical relationship between power of states and the physics of change. And yet today policies designed to make us safer instead make the world more perilous. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to boost the quality of life of people around the world, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions taken to stem a financial crisis guarantee its arrival. Environmental techniques engineered to protect species lead to their extinction. Middle East peace plans produce less peace. Our world is not becoming more stable or flatter or easier to comprehend. And what we face isn't one single shift, like the end of World War Two or the collapse of the Soviet Union, so much as a revolutionary avalanche of ceaseless change. Now, drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, human immunology, psychology and his own extraordinary experiences, Joshua Ramo puts forth a radical new model for looking at the world, one that embraces its inherent unpredictability--and offers our best hope for dealing with problems and disasters as they emerge.

For decades, American foreign policy has been based on the seductive belief that there exists a logical relationship between power of states and the physics of change. And yet today policies designed to make us safer instead make the world more perilous. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to boost the quality of life of people around the world, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions taken to stem a financial crisis guarantee its arrival. Environmental techniques engineered to protect species lead to their extinction. Middle East peace plans produce less peace. Our world is not becoming more stable or flatter or easier to comprehend. And what we face isn't one single shift, like the end of World War Two or the collapse of the Soviet Union, so much as a revolutionary avalanche of ceaseless change. Now, drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, human immunology, psychology and his own extraordinary experiences, Joshua Ramo puts forth a radical new model for looking at the world, one that embraces its inherent unpredictability--and offers our best hope for dealing with problems and disasters as they emerge.
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For decades, American foreign policy has been based on the seductive belief that there exists a logical relationship between power of states and the physics of change. And yet today policies designed to make us safer instead make the world more perilous. History's grandest war against terrorism creates more terrorists. Global capitalism, intended to boost the quality of life of people around the world, increases the gap between rich and poor. Decisions taken to stem a financial crisis guarantee its arrival. Environmental techniques engineered to protect species lead to their extinction. Middle East peace plans produce less peace. Our world is not becoming more stable or flatter or easier to comprehend. And what we face isn't one single shift, like the end of World War Two or the collapse of the Soviet Union, so much as a revolutionary avalanche of ceaseless change. Now, drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, human immunology, psychology and his own extraordinary experiences, Joshua Ramo puts forth a radical new model for looking at the world, one that embraces its inherent unpredictability--and offers our best hope for dealing with problems and disasters as they emerge.

Language:

English

Length:

8h 21m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

06:02


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

04:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

07:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

04:54


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:55


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

06:42


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

03:28


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

05:55


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

07:17


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:36


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

03:46


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

04:03


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

04:35


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:27


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:32


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

07:05


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

05:59


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

05:23


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

05:32


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

07:16


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:07


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

05:46


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

05:39


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

05:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

06:07


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

05:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

06:06


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

03:47


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

05:58


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

06:42


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:46


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

02:56


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:10


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

07:22


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

04:40


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

03:34


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:18


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

04:14


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

04:36


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

06:45


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

07:02


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

04:06


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:11


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:18


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

05:16


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:48


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

04:15


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:35


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:16


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:58


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:47


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

04:10


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

04:26


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:11


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

03:39


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:19


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

05:01


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

03:02


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:02


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

06:16


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

03:10


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

06:39


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:22


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

04:19


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

03:40


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

05:20


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

06:23


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

04:02


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

05:43


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

04:03


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

03:15


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

04:19


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

06:02


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

06:12


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

05:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

04:04


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

04:41


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

03:52


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

05:06


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

03:10


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

04:21


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

06:41


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

05:01


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

05:53


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:47


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

06:31


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

03:30


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

03:31


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

04:44


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:03


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

06:02


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

03:27


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

07:03


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

06:59


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

02:56