This week I'm sending you a real treat. My friend & geopolitical expert George Friedman has written a fascinating new book, The Next Decade: Where We've Been... And Where We're Going. His previous book, The Next 100 Years, hit the New York Times bestseller list, so it's not just his fishing buddies like me that think he's good.
I've had the pleasure of reading a galley copy, and after a grueling arm-wrestling match, won the exclusive privilege of sending you the Author's Note and Introduction a few weeks before the book's release. The Author's Note will give you a sense of George & why he set out to write this book. The Introduction sets up this concept of the U.S. as an unintended empire (a striking phrase, but he backs it up well). You can view them both below.
Better yet, read the hard copy. If you <<order the book here>> for $16 (same as the Amazon price), George is offering a free 3-month subscription to STRATFOR, his global intelligence company, which I read daily. As George says, the book and STRATFOR are "part of a single fabric of thought." I'm positive you'll enjoy both.
John Mauldin, Editor
Outside the Box
The Next Decade: Where We've Been... And Where We're Going
This book is about the relation between empire, republic, and the exercise of power in the next ten years. It is a more personal book than The Next 100 Years because I am addressing my greatest concern, which is that the power of the United States in the world will undermine the republic.…