[by Mark Safranski, a.k.a. “zen“]

This important and terrifying book should be read by everyone who cares about the future of human civilization.” Anatol Lieven

Warlords, inc. ; Black Markets, Broken States and the Rise of the Warlord Entrepreneur, Edited by Noah Raford and Andrew Trabulsi

Warlords, inc. a book to which I have contributed a chapter, is being launched today at The Long Now Foundation in San Francisco. Published by Penguin-Random House, Warlords, inc. was the brainchild of Dr. Noah Raford, who recruited an impressive group of experts, journalists, scholars and futurists to analyze and anticipate emergent security trends and irregular warfare among non-state actors, including terrorists, hackers, insurgents, sectarians and corporations.  With a foreword by Dr. Robert J. Bunker, the list of authors include:

William Barnes

Daniel Biro

James Bosworth

Nils Gilman

Jesse Goldhammer

Daniel S. Gressang

Vinay Gupta

Paul Hilder

Graham Leicester

Sam Logan

Noah Raford

Tuesday Reitano

Mark Safranski

John P. Sullivan

Peter Taylor

Hardin Tibbs

Andrew Trabulsi

Shlok Vaidya

Steven Weber

As editor, Andrew Trabulsi did a heroic job herding cats in editing this substantial volume and keeping all of the authors and project on track and on time. Warlords, inc. is available May 12 on Amazon and will be at Barnes & Noble and Target as well. Excited and proud to be part of this endeavor!

5 comments on this post.
  1. Charles Cameron:

    Aha. Good to see you, Shloky, Vinay & Sullivan in there — and Hardin Tibbs! Can’t wait to see what he has to say.

  2. zen:

    Check your email Charles!

  3. Charles Cameron:

    Done, and grateful!

  4. Lexington Green:

    Congratulations on this publication, sir!

  5. zen:

    Much thanks Lex and Charles!