January 8th, 2007 —
Fareed Zakaria Interviewed Thomas Homer-Dixon about His Book ‘The Upside of Down’
PBS show- Foreign Exchange
Fareed: Our first guest of the new year explains to us the fragility of our current global systems. Thomas Homer-Dixon argues in his new book ‘The Upside of Down, Catastrophe, Creativity, and the Renewal of Civilization‘, that the convergent stresses of population, energy, environment, and economy could cause a catastrophic breakdown of the national and global order and result in a kind of social earthquake that could hurt billions of people. However, the good news is, he argues, that this is not an inevitable outcome. Thomas Homer-Dixon, a pleasure to have you on.
To watch the entire interview, follow this link: http://video.google.ca/videoplay?docid=4510488803658463250#