The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us About Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate Topics for Discussion

Robert D. Kaplan
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Explain Kaplan's change of heart on the Iraq War. Why did he change his mind? And how does the book explain the rationale for his change in view?

What is "the revenge of geography"? In other words, how does geography get "revenge" in Kaplan's view?

What is geographical determinism? Why is Kaplan attracted to it? Why does he distance himself from it?

Outline Kaplan's conception of the "crisis of room." Is it a real crisis? Why or why not?

Explain in detail whether you think that Kaplan's emphasis on geographical factors is adequately defended and why.

Analyze the concepts of the "World-Island," the "Heartland," and the "Rimland." Who originated these ideas? And how does Kaplan employ them?

Discuss Kaplan's predictions for the future of the United States. Do you think they're well-grounded?

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