'I've never been so upbeat about the end of the world. Deeply researched, powerfully argued, and well written, Zeihan's book stitches together insights from economic geography, demography, and history to give us an original yet intuitive theory of geopolitics' – Ian Bremmer
For generations, everything has been getting faster, better, and cheaper. Finally, we reached the point that almost anything you could ever want could be sent to your home within days – even hours – of when you decided you wanted it. America made that happen, but now America has lost interest in keeping it going.
All of this was artificial. All this was temporary. All this is ending.
In The End of the World is Just the Beginning, author and geopolitical strategist Peter Zeihan maps out the next world: a world where countries or regions will have no choice but to make their own goods, grow their own food, secure their own energy, fight their own battles, and do it all with populations that are both shrinking and aging.
The list of countries that make it all work is smaller than you think, which means everything about our interconnected world – from how we manufacture products, to how we grow food, to how we keep the lights on, to how we shuttle stuff about, to how we pay for it all – is about to change.
A world ending. A world beginning. Zeihan brings readers along for an illuminating (and slightly terrifying) ride packed with foresight, wit, and his trademark irreverence.