Author’s Comment on the Updated and Expanded Edition

Why go through all the trouble of writing an expanded and updated version of The World Is Flat only a year after the book was first published? I can offer a very brief answer: because I could and because I must.

—Tom Friedman

I offer this updated and expanded edition of The Coming China Wars because, like Tom Friedman, I can and I must. I can because, based on the initial success of the hardcover version of this book, my publisher thought it would be a great idea to offer a low-cost, paperback edition.

I must write Version 2.0 of The Coming China Wars for at least three reasons. The first relates to one of the lesser known, but more amusing quotations of John F. Kennedy. After a bruising campaign ...

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