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It was Thomas Jefferson who said, "Every generation needs a new revolution." The remark has a particular resonance for me today. For a new generation at Stratfor is contending with not one but two new revolutions, both of which are shaping and reshaping the company as I write. At stake is not rebellion, mutiny or Marxist class struggle. But the changes underway at Stratfor, as well as in the nature and form of the global system that is "geopolitics," are of sweeping scope and magnitude. So though "revolution" may seem like a strong word, it is precise.
The first revolution, the one taking place within Stratfor, is now on full view and is a subject about which I and others here will have much to say in the coming weeks and months. You are reading this column on a radically different web portal, Stratfor Worldview, as we are getting radically better...