Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization
by Parag Khanna
Published in April 2016
Thibault’s Score: 5/5
Connectography is an amazing book, and might as well be the manifesto of the Startup Societies Foundation. The central point of the book is that connection and supply lines matters a lot more than the geography of borders than it used to.
He spends a lot time highlighting the importance of infrastructure that ties nations together. The wars, conflicts, friendships, and fortunes of tomorrow will be determined by the infrastructure of today.
Khanna repeatedly makes very interesting arguments. He makes a strong case for political decentralization and localization as a solution to solving various emotional and violent conflicts around the world. He argues that many conflicts between states can be solved through secession and devolution of power.
He covers many of the topics that I have been very interested in over the last few years. I strongly recommend this book to everyone.
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