Thomas P.M. Barnett and the case for globalization

I have a fondness for big thinkers and theories that attempt to reflect, integrate, and address a wide variety of phenomena. In the area of national security (broadly defined) my favorite guru is Thomas P.M. Barnett. Those looking for a concise summary of his self-described calling as grand strategist and his view of the world in the 21st century (including America’s critical role within it) should check out an interview with Barnett that appeared in EnlightenNext magazine, along with the accompanying introduction.

An interesting subtext here is, why is Barnett giving interviews to a publication concerned with evolutionary spirituality and related topics? I don’t think this is a case of Barnett going all new age on us, but rather is a conscious strategy on his part that is consistent with his ideas on globalization and national security. I hope to have more to say on this in a future blog post.