THE FIRST ON MY BLOCK !Dr. Barnett
was kind enough to have his publisher send me a copy of the uncorrected proof limited edition of his Blueprint For Action
for me to review for another venue ( which I will cross-post here at Zenpundit
) allowing me to get the jump on the rest of the blogosphere - and not a few old media reviewers.
If you have been following Tom's blogging this past year you already have some idea of the shape of BFA but as I scan quickly, there are some twists and surprises in the text even for those familiar with PNM. I'm going to start digging in this weekend but my tentative impression - coupled with a close reading of Dr. Barnett's interview with Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld
magazine - is that BFA may be a far more influential book in terms of public policy than The Pentagon's New Map
The first book was the vision. The second looks to be the structure.