The Age of the Unthinkable

The Age of the Unthinkable

Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us And What We Can Do About It

Joshua Cooper Ramo

When Bak described the “tendency of large systems to evolve into a poised ‘critical’ state, way out of balance, where minor disturbances may lead to events, called avalanches, of all sizes,” he could have been speaking about the Middle East, relations between the United States and China, the oil market, disease, nuclear proliferation, cyberwarfare or a dozen other problems of global affairs and security.

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