Earning the rockies how geography shapes americas role in the world 2017 robert d kaplan the sub title is the thesis the title a part of the argument and that the argument is worth consideration. Earning the rockies how geography shapes americas role in the world is a meditation on americas decline as a world power disguised as a transcontinental road trip kaplan starts the book . 8 in earning the rockies kaplan laments that the removal and decimation of american indians was simply eminently practical for the settlers more practical than allowing coexistence. As our geography has long insulated us from foreign invasion so has it shaped our temperament and enabled us to become a world power a category we must modify but continue to inhabit. Earning the rockies has been our september book and it stirred quite a bit of discussion and debate among readers author robert kaplan is here to answer some of the questions you sent in
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