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Kaplan makes the case why geography still shapes politics,
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This review is from: The Revenge of Geography: What the Map Tells Us about Coming Conflicts and the Battle Against Fate (Hardcover)
Kaplan book is perhaps an attempt to get people all caught up in the wonders of the globalized world to take into consideration the importance in geography in shaping political behavior. In this he return to the tradition of Montesquieu and Aristotle who also would argue that geography is perhaps a very key factor is shaping the political behavior of the people or a nation. This is a good ballance to more economic and behavioralist theories of international political behavior that IR students get in their standard IR theory course.