World Order is an impressive study that focuses on the geopolitical distribution of power. The book methodically provides a multitude of studies enhanced by anecdotal personal experience. The author focuses predominantly on Europe, the Middle East, Asia, and the US. The chapters detail the regional history and a perspective on cultural differences that create fracturing in understanding and negotiation. In the beginning, we receive a tract describing the distribution of power in Europe and how the Peace of Westphalia gave the model for stability. From this point on, the author refers to the Westphalian model regularly.
The general issue which I had with the book, or rather a cognitive crack, was its biased perspective. When I was reading the book I had an impression that author invincibly tried to justify and advocate American and his own activities. Nevertheless, the book is a great insight into the American foreign policy as well as a rich, in-depth study of many political systems.
by Henry Kissinger
Complexity of ideas
Size: 420 pages
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