Predicting the Unthinkable, Anticipating the Impossible: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to America in the New Century (Paperback)
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Predicting the Unthinkable, Anticipating the Impossible: From the Fall of the Berlin Wall to America in the New Century (Paperback)

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In the 1980s, most Americans scoffed at the idea that the Communist empire could collapse; Georgie Anne Geyer was already outlining that probability. In the 1990s, the world was stunned by wars that raged across post-Yugoslavia; Geyer interviewed top officials and anticipated the conflicts. When 9/11 occurred, she stated, "This was inevitable-the terrorists had already attacked the World Trade Center in 1993 and criminals always return to the scene of the crime."

Geyer argues that while the United States was praised everywhere during an era of "indispensable power" as the "greatest power the world has known," it actually had started on the road to decline. It had won the Cold War, but had immediately embarked upon more Vietnam-like small wars of tremendous cost in Iraq and Afghanistan. Across the board, it was no longer paying its way, while its domestic culture was being vulgarized at every turn.

This book explains how, when, and where these declines happened. Geyer studies the history of nations and of peoples; observes human nature, particularly as influenced by religion and ideology; and is a close analyst of the acts of men and women when they perceive they have been humiliated by others or by history. She warns Americans and journalists that we must anticipate the changes in the world before they are upon us and that we must employ predictions to strengthen our nation and its principles.

Publisher: Taylor & Francis Inc
ISBN: 9781412852784
Number of pages: 370
Weight: 476 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 20 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

"[She is] one of the giants . . . an award-winning correspondent, columnist, and author for half a century. . . . Her columns have been appearing twice weekly in more than 120 newspapers here and abroad. From a beginning in Latin America, Gee Gee has reported from all parts of the globe, interviewed many world leaders and made frequent television appearances. . . . Few have turned in so much excellent correspondence for so many years."

--James F. Hoge, Jr., chairman of Human Rights Watch, past chairman of the International Center for Journalists, and Editor Emeritus of Foreign Affairs

"Her point of view is unique and original and worldly. Through the years she has hewn to nobody's agenda but her own, which is a remarkable quality, especially in today's superheated journalistic environment."

--Jack Fuller, Pulitizer-Prize winning journalist and former editor and publisher, The Chicago Tribune

"The columns collected here are filled with ideas, insights and forward-looking observations. Predicting the Unthinkable offers a telling history and a compelling foreign policy road map."

--Peter Hannaford, The Washington Times

"Whoever the leader being scrutinized or the cause being examined, it is evident that Georgie Anne Geyer is driven by core principles of her craft. Her writings are without bombast or finger pointing; with a realization that the world of politics like that of ordinary events is something beyond profits and losses, what we still call behavior separating good from evil."

--Irving Louis Horowitz, Hannah Arendt Professor of Sociology and Politics, Rutgers University

"[S]he ranks heads and shoulders above most US international commentators . . . She is knowledgeable, responsible, and daring. Her judgments are incisive and her moral and geopolitical compass steady."

--Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs, Washington, D.C.

"Georgie has put together a staggering body of work in her illustrious career, establishing herself as a steady and trusted voice during tumultuous times"

--Andrews McMeel, Universal CEO

"She has always embodied everything we value in the talent we represent--honesty, courage, intelligence, and a passion for telling important stories that affect us all."

--John McMeel


"[She is] one of the giants . . . an award-winning correspondent, columnist, and author for half a century. . . . Her columns have been appearing twice weekly in more than 120 newspapers here and abroad. From a beginning in Latin America, Gee Gee has reported from all parts of the globe, interviewed many world leaders and made frequent television appearances. . . . Few have turned in so much excellent correspondence for so many years."

--James F. Hoge, Jr., chairman of Human Rights Watch, past chairman of the International Center for Journalists, and Editor Emeritus of Foreign Affairs

"Her point of view is unique and original and worldly. Through the years she has hewn to nobody's agenda but her own, which is a remarkable quality, especially in today's superheated journalistic environment."

--Jack Fuller, Pulitizer-Prize winning journalist and former editor and publisher, The Chicago Tribune

"The columns collected here are filled with ideas, insights and forward-looking observations. Predicting the Unthinkable offers a telling history and a compelling foreign policy road map."

--Peter Hannaford, The Washington Times

"Whoever the leader being scrutinized or the cause being examined, it is evident that Georgie Anne Geyer is driven by core principles of her craft. Her writings are without bombast or finger pointing; with a realization that the world of politics like that of ordinary events is something beyond profits and losses, what we still call behavior separating good from evil."

--Irving Louis Horowitz, Hannah Arendt Professor of Sociology and Politics, Rutgers University

"[S]he ranks heads and shoulders above most US international commentators . . . She is knowledgeable, responsible, and daring. Her judgments are incisive and her moral and geopolitical compass steady."

--Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs, Washington, D.C.

"Georgie has put together a staggering body of work in her illustrious career, establishing herself as a steady and trusted voice during tumultuous times"

--Andrews McMeel, Universal CEO

"She has always embodied everything we value in the talent we represent--honesty, courage, intelligence, and a passion for telling important stories that affect us all."

--John McMeel


-[She is] one of the giants . . . an award-winning correspondent, columnist, and author for half a century. . . . Her columns have been appearing twice weekly in more than 120 newspapers here and abroad. From a beginning in Latin America, Gee Gee has reported from all parts of the globe, interviewed many world leaders and made frequent television appearances. . . . Few have turned in so much excellent correspondence for so many years.-

--James F. Hoge, Jr., chairman of Human Rights Watch, past chairman of the International Center for Journalists, and Editor Emeritus of Foreign Affairs

-Her point of view is unique and original and worldly. Through the years she has hewn to nobody's agenda but her own, which is a remarkable quality, especially in today's superheated journalistic environment.-

--Jack Fuller, Pulitizer-Prize winning journalist and former editor and publisher, The Chicago Tribune

-The columns collected here are filled with ideas, insights and forward-looking observations. Predicting the Unthinkable offers a telling history and a compelling foreign policy road map.-

--Peter Hannaford, The Washington Times

-Whoever the leader being scrutinized or the cause being examined, it is evident that Georgie Anne Geyer is driven by core principles of her craft. Her writings are without bombast or finger pointing; with a realization that the world of politics like that of ordinary events is something beyond profits and losses, what we still call behavior separating good from evil.-

--Irving Louis Horowitz, Hannah Arendt Professor of Sociology and Politics, Rutgers University

-[S]he ranks heads and shoulders above most US international commentators . . . She is knowledgeable, responsible, and daring. Her judgments are incisive and her moral and geopolitical compass steady.-

--Zbigniew Brzezinski, Robert E. Osgood Professor of American Foreign Policy, John Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies, and scholar at the Center for Strategic and International Affairs, Washington, D.C.

-Georgie has put together a staggering body of work in her illustrious career, establishing herself as a steady and trusted voice during tumultuous times-

--Andrews McMeel, Universal CEO

-She has always embodied everything we value in the talent we represent--honesty, courage, intelligence, and a passion for telling important stories that affect us all.-

--John McMeel

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