Saturday, August 27, 2022



Many fiction writers start from present conditions and extrapolate into the future.  Some of these forward-seeing narratives fall into the science fiction genre, some into spy novels, and some, like 1984 and Fahrenheit 451, a warnings of a dystopian future.  The book 2034 is such a book.


James Stavridis is a retired Navy four-star admiral.  He was Supreme Allied Commander of NATO, and the commander of the U.S. Southern Command, he commanded a Navy destroyer squadron and an aircraft carrier battle group in combat. He holds a Ph.D. from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy.


2034 is a book about brinksmanship between the Chinese and U.S. Navys that escalates to a military confrontation; and the hawkish attitudes of a few men in power that lead to a nuclear exchange.


Stavridis brings in the geo-political involvement of Russia, Iran, and India.


There are numerous references to weapons systems that may only be familiar to men and women with knowledge of Naval warfare, but the story is riveting, realistic, and a real page-turner.


2034 is a Cassandra warning of the near future and the danger of nuclear weapons controlled by a few unstable men.


2034 is a must read

the Ol’Buzzard



  1. As far as I am concerned the current and previous president of this country have been unstable fools.

  2. 2034 is too far away but we can hope. America seems to be terrified of Russia losing the war in Ukraine because of "escalation". Far more scared on the useless Russian nuclear weapons than the countries in Russia's shadow. I would like to see Ukraine take back Belgorod Oblast and the Kuban, both of which they have good right to claim.


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