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

Bak’s sandpile universe was violent —and history-making. It wasn’t that he didn’t see stability in the world, but that he saw stability as a passing phase, as a pause in a system of incredible —and unmappable —dynamism. Bak’s world was like a constantly spinning revolver in a game of Russian roulette, one random trigger-pull away from explosion.

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