I bought this with some degree of trepidation although it does appear that history is on the verge of judging her as being, well, right about so much stuff. This book is her analysis of many aspects of the world. I found her bullet pointed conclusions to be a somewhat simplistic, but her arguments are sound. It is clear that she is both a phenominal intellect and complete pragamatist, dealing with the world as it is, not how she would like it to be. Its a great read if you like thinking. I found her constant knee bending to america to be slightly nauseating, but, as i said, she is a complete pragmatist and recognises american global dominance. Well worth the money, though i am pretty sure she wrote this to continue her dying influence...and who can blame her.