An Empire Wilderness: Reflections Into America's Future
Traveling, like Tocqueville and John Gunther before him, through a political and cultural landscape in transition, Kaplan reveals a nation shedding a familiar identity as it assumes a radically new one. "An Empire Wilderness" opens in Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, where the first white settlers moved into Indian country and where Manifest Destiny was born. In a world whose future conflicts can barely be imagined, it is also the place where the army trains its men to fight the next war. From Fort Leavenworth, Kaplan travels west to the great cities of the heartland -- to St. Louis, once a glorious shipping center expected to outshine imperial Rome and now touted, with its desolate inner city and miles of suburban gated communities, as 'the most average American city.' Kaplan continues west to Omaha; down through California; north from Mexico, across Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas; up to Montana and Canada, and back through Oregon. He visits Mexican border settlements and dust-blown county sheriffs' offices, Indian reservations and nuclear bomb plants, cattle ranches in the Oklahoma Panhandle, glacier-mantled forests in the Pacific Northwest, swanky postsuburban sprawls and grim bus terminals, and comes, at last, to the great battlefield at Vicksburg, Mississippi, where an earlier generation of Americans gave their lives for their vision of an American future. But what, if anything, he asks, will today's Americans fight and die for? The new America he found is in the pages of this book. Kaplan gives a precise and chilling vision of how the most successful nation the world has ever known is entering the final, and highly uncertain, phase of its history.
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Review: An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America's FutureUser Review - Mark Selby - Goodreads
This book reads like a compliation of magazine articals. The author was a writer for The Atlantic. While the book is over ten years old now, it is interesting to compare his predictions to what is now ... Read full review
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THE NEW WILDERNESS
IN THE FUTURE
THE AGENT OF HISTORY
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An Empire Wilderness
BOOK SYNOPSIS. AN EMPIRE WILDERNESS. by Robert D. Kaplan. (Random House, 1998). As with most episodic works, this book doesn't lend itself well to synopsis. ...
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The Wasteland. By THURSTON CLARKE. AN EMPIRE WILDERNESS Travels Into America's Future. By Robert D. Kaplan. 393 pp. New York: Random House. $27.50. ...
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Books & Authors - 98.09.16
Kaplan has, in fact, just published a book about the United States and its neighbors, titled An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America's Future. ...
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Robert D. Kaplan - Speaker Profile
Kaplan is a national correspondent for The Atlantic Monthly, and the best-selling author of 11 books on international affairs. He is one of th
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An Empire Wilderness: Travels Into America's Future, by Robert D. Kaplan, Random House, 1998. $27.50 hardback. HISTORY IS DESTINY. Believe that and there's ...
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Policy Studies Journal, Vol. 28, No. I , 2000 (255-259). Policy Travels:. Exploring Politics,. Policy,. and. Culture from the Ground-Up. Martin A. Nie ...
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Reason Magazine - Wandering in the Wilderness
An Empire Wilderness: Travels into America's Future, by Robert Kaplan, New York: Random House, 393 pages, $27.50. Robert Kaplan appreciates that history is ...
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A Clouded Crystal Ball - re:generation Quarterly ...
An Empire Wilderness, Travels Into America's Future by Robert D. Kaplan, 393 pp., Random House. All of us are fascinated with the unknown, and, ...
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JSTOR: Out of the Wilderness? Escaping Robert Kaplan's Dystopia
Out of the Wilderness? Escaping Robert Kaplan's Dystopia. Paul Richards. Anthropology Today, Vol. 15, No. 6, 16-18. Dec., 1999. ...