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The Closing of the American Border

Last week a senior manager at work suggested that our book club read Edward Alden’s The Closing of the American Border: Terrorism, Immigration, and Security Since 9/11. The manager had just finished reading it and thought it would be interesting and pertinent to us. I agree. It provided a very clear explanation of the responses […]


Inevitable Surprises

The friend who recommended Peter Schwartz’s The Art of the Long View lent me his copy of Schwartz’s Inevitable Surprises: Thinking Ahead in a Time of Turbulence. This book was not about scenario planning, but it provided data for a scenario planning view. You do not have to have read The Art of the Long […]


The Great Partition: The making of India and Pakistan

With no real guidance on where to start reading about Partition, I chose Yasmin Khan’s The Great Partition: The Making of India and Pakistan. Khan starts right off in 1946, with nods back to the end of WWII in 1945 and the connections amongst the end of the war, Britain’s failing power and the unrest […]