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POSTPONED - The Storm Before the Calm: America’s Discord, the Coming Crisis of the 2020s, and the Triumph Beyond
George Friedman, Geopolitical Futures

Monday, March 16, 2020 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM


Political analyst George Friedman calls his new book the hardest he has ever written. It forced him to “face my country as if it were a stranger, to see it with the kind of indifference to the diagnosis that I might see Turkey or Japan.” Ultimately, what Freidman sees is upheaval in government, economics, foreign policy, culture, and even marriage caused by a convergence in the late 2020s of an 80-year “institutional” cycle with a 50-year “socio-economic” cycle.

Friedman says, “Americans, with regularity, engage in a social and political spasm – fear and loathing of each other driven by the rapidity with which America changes. After the mutual rage ends, the U.S. goes back to what it was built for, reinventing itself in radically unexpected ways, and confounding its critics.” Kirkus Reviews calls “The Storm Before the Calm” a “provocative, idea-filled burst of prognostication.”

Born in Budapest in 1949, Dr. George P. Friedman is today a resident of Austin, a bestselling author and founder of the respected Geopolitical Futures, a political risk advisory firm. A gifted political soothsayer, Friedman’s most recent bestseller, “The Next 100 Years” explored the challenges of an ever-shrinking world. Friedman holds a bachelor’s degree from City College in New York a doctorate in government from Cornell University.

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