“Well, along comes a fascinating new book,” writes Farred Zakaria, that points out, “you ain’t seen nothing yet.”
“Peter Zeihan’s The Accidental Superpower begins with geography, pointing out that America is the world’s largest consumer market for a reason – rivers. Transporting goods by water, he points out, is 12 times cheaper than by land, which is why civilizations have always flourished around rivers.”
But that’s just the beginning.
(WATCH the CNN video below or READ the column in the Washington Post)
Photo credit: US rivers in the contiguous 48, by Nelson Minar (CC)