This ia an awesome book for me. I think Mr. Friedman is on the spot, considering he is a true expert on geopolitic matters... he sees the greater picture of how nations work in this world and makes a great analysis of what history has been and what could happen. Regardless he may be right or not (7 years later, Mr. Friedman's forecast has been spot on I think) this is a great reading. It's going to piss off some poeple of course, specially those who couldn't believe that Mexico can be the most uncomfortable country that will challenge the US at the end of the century. again, even if it's not going to happen this way, it's cool to picture what Mr. Friedman has to write.