Work Title: Blindside: How To Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics
Work Author(s): Francis Fukuyama and Bernard L. Schwartz, editors
Brookings Institution Press
250 pages, hardcover, $27.95
Reviewer: Heather Shaw
Contingency Plans: Like 9/11, Katrina, anthrax, and oil shortage; there's nothing as certain as death and change. Francis Fukuyama, author of The End of History and Bernard L. Schwartz Professor of Political Economy at Johns Hopkins, is the editor of Blindside: How To Anticipate Forcing Events and Wild Cards in Global Politics (Brookings Institution Press, 250 pages, hardcover, $27.95, 978-0-8157-2990-7), a collection of essays. "Anticipating and dealing with what were thought to have been very low-probability events have clearly become central challenges in public and private sector alike all over the world," he writes. Although he hedges that any technology or method can predict the unpreventable, Fukuyama offers creative thinking about the...