The Age of the Unthinkable

The Age of the Unthinkable

Why the New World Disorder Constantly Surprises Us and What We Can Do About It

Book - 2009
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Drawing upon history, economics, complexity theory, human immunology, psychology, and his own extraordinary experiences, Ramo delivers a brilliant new paradigm for understanding the dangerous--and dangerously unpredictable--new global order.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, 2009.
ISBN: 9780316118088
Characteristics: 279 p. ;,25 cm.


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Apr 05, 2018

Author: Grasshopper Ramo of Kissinger Associates
Preferred Title: The Age of Gibberish Writing
Missing: Official Clown Stamp of Approval on cover to warn off readers
Lost: Valuable time in reading this swill
[Grasshopper Ramo, dude, your social credit is null!]
Reading Ramo's two books side-by-side, this one and The Seventh Sense, displays a fundamental moral philosophic difference purveyed within these two books, and while people may change superficially over a few years, fundamental moral/conscience changes normally remain the same, therefore I would unqualifiedly define Ramo as a prostitute [if you disagree, just read these two books!]
I came across this book title in an old Wireless magazine article, which both mentioned, and then refuted, Ramo's supposed // unconventional thinking \\ with his mention of the black box transmitter meant to deter a missile attack - - I won't get into signal strength and attentuation, but such a device is easily remedied. Real unconventional thinking, if Grasshopper Ramo were capable of such, would have been to suggest that China could easily have stocked many nukes aboard just two container ships, one head towards the southern West Coast of the USA, the other towards the northern West Coast, and obliterated America's West Coast, but that would have been an intelligent suggestion, something Ramo avoids at all costs!
Interestingly, I wasn't aware of the item below prior to reading this, but it is most predictable given the conclusion I arrived at about Grasshopper Ramo:
In 2018, Ramo rejoined NBC Sports as a contributor and analyst for its coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.[10] However, Ramo was criticized for the insensitive comment he made about Japan–Korea relations and sentiments on Japan among Koreans during NBC's coverage of the game's opening ceremony.
During NBC's coverage of the 2018 Winter Olympics opening ceremony, Ramo noted that Japan occupied Korea from 1910–45, and then added, "But every Korean will tell you that Japan is a cultural and technological and economic example that has been so important to their own transformation." NBC issued an on-air apology the next morning.[25] NBC later shared that Ramo was hired only for the Opening Ceremony and would have "no further role during the PyeongChang Games." [26] Ramo later issued an apology, stating "I did not intend to minimize or disrespect a part of Korean history that must never be forgotten."
[WORD UP, GRASSHOPPER RAMO: I don't believe one will find too many Koreans, or other sane humans for that matter, who believe that the attempted abolishment of one's culture and the sexual slavery of its women are lofty goals! ! ! !]

Jul 05, 2011

This book tries hard to establish a thesis about disorder in an interconnected world. The analogy is a pile of sand. Adding more grains of sand will eventually cause a landslide - but when this happens is unpredictable.

There is some very interesting anecdotal material: the author can draw on interviews with professors and terrorists. But ultimately this book struggles with its conclusion: complex systems can be unpredictable, but proving a negative is, as might be imagined, unsatisfying and impossible.

Jan 20, 2011

entertaining and enlightening. I am a daily consumer of news but Ramo brings points of view and issues into focus.

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