The ‘it is all about oil’ narrative of international politics over the last 20 years made explicit is a comprehensive yet digestible form.
Nice historical overview, very topical in an era where technology significantly affects the Ukraine war and the power play between the USA and China around Taiwan.
Highly entertaining read with a lot of black humor, but incomplete in its analysis (e.g. of risk of internal conflicts in the USA and likelihood of collaboration between states in Europe).
Politics and court life in the high middle ages evoked in a juicy style.
Captivating narrative which juicy details on naval warfare practices and life on board.
At some points the investigative journalism is not fully convincing, but it conveys the message effectively.
the set-up in which interesting historical facts serve to make a political argument makes the author prone to the narrative fallacy.