Tuesday, March 31, 2009
The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers by Paul Kennedy rather hard to review this because Kennedy's thesis is a statement that is a logical fallacy. That nations with the largest economic power win wars except when they don't. That being said this is an excellent summary of the last 500 years of military history and the interactions between the various powerful nations. This was published in the 1980s so the forecast section is wildly inaccurate. I can't really complain because it's not like anyone else was right either.