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by Thomas P.M. Barnett


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Barnett not only gives us "A Future Worth Creating," but shows us that he knows how to navigate from here and now to there and then. Strategic thinker Thomas Barnett's 2005 "Blueprint for Action" is a follow-up to his bestselling "The Pentagon's New Map".

Barnett not only gives us "A Future Worth Creating," but shows us that he knows how to navigate from here and now to there and then. If you want a useful, realistic hope for the future, this is the book to read. 23 people found this helpful. Barnett's thesis is that globalization has divided the world into the haves and the have nots, and that the United States is uniquely positioned to police the friction between the two.

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A sequel Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating was published in 2005.

Invasion of Iraq when he wrote an article for Esquire in support of the military action. entitled "The Pentagon's New Map" (which would later become the title of a book that would elaborate on his geopolitical theories). A sequel Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating was published in 2005.

Now, senior advisor and military analyst Thomas . Barnett explores our possible long- and short-term relations with such nations and regions as Iran, Iraq, and the Middle East, China and North Korea, Latin America and Africa, while outlining the strategies to pursue, the entities to create, and the pitfalls to overcome. If his first book was "a compelling framework for confronting twenty-first century problems" (Business Week), Barnett's new book is something more - a powerful road map through a chaotic and uncertain world to "a future worth creating.

Senior adviser and military analyst Barnett tells us how we get to the future he envisioned in The Pentagon's New Map. In this pragmatic, thought-provoking, and optimistic book, he explores both the long- and short-term pathways for governments, institutions, and individuals alike. Paying particular attention to such nations and regions as Iran, Iraq, and the Middle East, China, North Korea, Latin America, and Africa, he outlines the strategies to pursue, the entities to create, the pitfalls to overcome. From publisher description.

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The author of the groundbreaking bestseller takes his cutting-edge analysis to the next level. In civilian and military circles alike, The Pentagon's New Map became one of the most talked-about books of the year. The Pentagon's New Map combined security, economic, political, and cultural factors to provide a fundamental reexamination of war and peace in the post-9/11 world, and a compelling vision of the future. Now, senior adviser and military analyst Barnett tells us how we get to that future

The author of The Pentagon's New Map presents methods by which the world can achieve the promising future described in his previous book, outlining short-term pathways for governments, institutions, and individuals while placing a focus on the particular challenges of specific international hotspots. 100,000 first printing.

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Gaudiker
Barnett's prior book, The_Pentagon's_New_Map, presented a new explanation for the role of US military in the next decade or two. The book has raised controversies, not the least being "How can we get there?". In this book Barnett outlines the process for developing an international core consensus for a plan of action to handle unruly states and unruly non-state organizations. He shows how the US can make realistic arrangements with China and India to make them security allies in Asia, to deal with Asian problems like North Korea and deflate the sails of terrorist organizations. He calls for significant transformation in Blueprint_for_Action:_A_Future_Worth_Creating, but in return he points out how real "peace dividends" can be obtained. You won't agree with this book if your future rests on a large US military that tours the world on ever more powerful ships, planes, and tanks blowing up all who oppose our world view.
Ttyr
I was first introduced to Barnett's work with the famous PowerPoint presentation on C-Span. I then picked up <u>The Pentagon's New Map.</u> I've lent out both the DVD of the presentation and the book several times. I believe it's a must read for anyone who wants to fully understand just what the heck is going on in the post-9/11 world.

<u>Blueprint for Action</u> is the follow-up to PNM and in many ways is a response to feedback that the presentation and book inspired. If PNM was the answer to "what the heck is going on" then BFA is the answer to "why the heck are we doing this anyway?" But most impressively, the "why" Barnett gives us is not some doom and gloom of what needs to be avoided, but what glory can be achieved.

Barnett is joy to read as a writer, especially since many of his contemporaries like to bog down their works with a lot of jargon and 50-cent words that can alienate the average reader. Barnett needs no such tricks to make his work impressive. Audacious and bold by its very nature, BFA not only gives the big picture view of "where do we go from here?" but delights readers with glib analogies and (often biting) humor along the way:

"I ended up lecturing at both Beijing University and the China Reform Forum, the think tank of the Central Party School in Beijing...

One Chinese professor went so far as to say that since my work could never be received well in America but would naturally be understood in China, I should quit my job... to engage in the formulation of grand strategy for the Chinese, who, he noted, had more than enough grand strategic issues to deal with right now!...

My reply to this intriguing offer was to say that if these reformers felt they had their hands full explaining the Theory of Peacefully Rising China to the world, imagine how busy I was trying to explain my Theory of Benevolently Warring America!" (pp 138-140) What I think I like best about Barnett's work, however, is that his grand strategy has practical application. He doesn't get stuck or lost describing only one part of the elephant. He truly sees the whole animal of political, economic, military, cultural connections across the globe and, with accuracy, can say `if you do this action, you'll get this result.'

He isn't seeing situations just from the American side, or the military side, or the Wall Street side. He puts the reader in the other guy's shoes (well, if you were being approached like this, wouldn't you react the same way too?) and draws on our own history to show just how those situations played out last time. Barnett not only gives us "A Future Worth Creating," but shows us that he knows how to navigate from here and now to there and then.

If you want a useful, realistic hope for the future, this is the book to read.
I_LOVE_228
I read this thinking it was a follow on to his first book. It really isn't. Its more meadering thoughts and projections about possible scenarios. OK reading, but not something I'd read again or recommend.
Cetnan
Same old neo-liberal hubris. We have to kill you in order to save you.
Inertedub
Strategic thinker Thomas Barnett's 2005 "Blueprint for Action" is a follow-up to his bestselling "The Pentagon's New Map". Barnett's thesis is that globalization has divided the world into the haves and the have nots, and that the United States is uniquely positioned to police the friction between the two.

There is much to recommend in this book. Barnett has a good handle on all the latest forward thinking on globalization and the asymmetric, netcentric and fourth generation warfare that seems to travel in its wake. His contacts in and around the Pentagon have given him some useful insights into where the military thinks it will have to go in the future. His ability to describe a big picture is both educational and entertaining.

Unfortunately, visionary thinking of this type tends generally to have a very short shelf life. Basic assumptions can change as quickly as the next administration and the next financial crisis, nevermind the revival of old adversaries (Russia), the appearence of near peer adversaries (China) and the stubborn refusal of nuclear-armed basket cases to go away (North Korea). It is by no means clear that the future Barnett is only possible one, or even the most likely, let alone the approach that national leadership might take to it. The Pentagon's own forward thinking is inevitably tied to the particular vision of the administration that it serves and the willingness of the American people to pay for it. Don't bet on Barnett running the table; cautiously recommended.
Blueprint for Action: A Future Worth Creating download epub
Politics & Government
Author: Thomas P.M. Barnett
ISBN: 0399153128
Category: Politics & Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics & Government
Language: English
Publisher: Putnam Adult; First Edition edition (October 20, 2005)
Pages: 448 pages