"Marshall is a skilled explainer of the world as it is, and geography buffs will be pleased by his latest."
Former Sky News diplomatic editor Marshall (A Flag Worth Dying For: The Power and Politics of National Symbols, 2017, etc.) looks at the human penchant for us-and-them division.
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"Compulsive globe-spinners won't find much new in these pages, but Marshall's broad survey of events in the light of geographical realities goes a long way to explaining Putin's concerns—and, for that matter, those of the CIA as well."
Is geography destiny? Perhaps not, but Manifest Destiny certainly had a geographical component—and so, writes former Sky News correspondent Marshall ("Dirty Northern B*st*rds!": And Other Tales from the Terraces: The Story of Britain's Football Chants, 2014, etc.), will a future world in which the United States may not be a superpower.Read full book review >
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