I’ve just finished “Who Rules the World” by Noam Chomsky and this is an excellent book to help understand geopolitics, where the real power in the world is, inconvenient truths, and the decline and fall of the American empire.
It covers mostly the power bases in the world from the end of the second world war, when the USA was at it’s strongest point, to the current day where it has been constantly involved in wars and propping up dictatorships to help maintain it’s ever declining power in the western hemisphere.
It’s well researched and fascinating read, and discusses among many other things, the two major threats facing the world: potential of nuclear war and the effects climate change. Noam Chomsky doesn’t pull any punches and he has his finger on the pulse of modern politics and explores it in all it’s gory detail.
Impressive, thought provoking and highly recommended.