Our timely focus will be based on information gathered from The Accidental Superpower, by Peter Zeihan, whose writings have been praised by Fareed Zakaria, Mitt Romney and Ian Bremer, and from In the Shadows of the American Century, by Alfred McCoy of Columbia, Berkeley and Yale. These authors are, respectively, on the staff of Stratfor and on the staff of U. W. Madison. Zeihan examines the natural geography and future demography of the U.S. and argues that these will assure its hegemony. McCoy argues that traditional hegemonic aspects of geopolitics will permit China to become Eurasia's hegemon. McCoy takes us into issues of China's approach to trade and military expansion, and into U.S. domestic politics and other issues to explain China's ambitions and likely success. Zeihan discusses the natural features which have made and will continue to make the U.S. unassailable, and how its demographic evolution relative to that of other nations, including China, will assure its success in the twenty-first century. No book is required; the coordinators will distribute all necessary materials.