This is a book for the student, who wants to have his source material at hand. Substantial excerpts from the writings of the geopoliticians accompany each chapter, so that one gets an impression of theoretical discussion and quotation from sources in constant balance. For the average layman this makes the book more difficult reading than the Weigert book (reported on page 564). This is a more thorough coverage of theory and background, though in relation to the title one might say it is more of the ""world"" and less of ""General Haushofer"". Abstract postulates of geopolitics are analyzed, and the steps by which Haushofer's policies became incorporated into the Nazi plan of conquest, into their economic policy, their population policy. As for the market -- the same comment holds true (as on Page 504).