The Best Thing to Come Out of the Pentagon Since John Boyd

His new book The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century has been out a month and is already a must-read inside the beltway and by security analysts around the world.
It is a delight to know that somebody who lives within commuting distance of the Capital of the Free World and the Headquarters of the Global War on Terrorism has both an compelling framework through which to view the world and the manhood to pack it all into a compelling format and challenge the prevailing wisdom at the Pentagon. People like Thomas P.M. Barnett come along once in a generation, and whether you agree totally with his viewpoints or not, I can guarantee you his thinking will be required material for any serious student of international affairs within months. His new book The Pentagon’s New Map: War and Peace in the Twenty-First Century has been out a month and is already a must-read inside the beltway and by security analysts around the world. Read his article from Esquire from last year to get a taste, and a more recent open letter to George Bush from the same publication.

Brains and balls. The world, and indeed America, could use more people like Thomas Barnett.