Gwynne Dyer to Speak - GPRC Speakers Series
Speaker Gwynne Dyer
7:30 pm, November 26, 2004
Auditorium, People’s Full Gospel (across from Kal Tire)
Thinking about the state of the world now that Americans have once again elected George E. Bush? Celebrated author, journalist and military analyst Gwynne Dyer will be back in Grande Prairie with a public lecture on this subject.
In his latest book, Future: Tense: the Coming World Order? Dyer says "The foundations of World War III are being laid today." The book is said to be a brilliant follow-up to Dyer’s bestseller of last year, Ignorant Armies: Sliding into War in Iraq.
"American defeat in Iraq is only a matter of time," Dyer asserts, "but how long it takes matters a lot."
American military power is not limitless, Dyer says, and the other big powers will not stand for US military domination of the world. "Ten years from now, an American-led alliance that includes India and occupies much of the Middle East could be facing a European alliance led by France, Germany, Russia and a hostile, heavily armed China."
Gwynne Dyer analyses how the world made its way to the brink of disaster, and describes how we may all slide over the edge. "It was fringe groups of extremists – Islamist fanatics and American neo-conservatives – who set the process in motion, but it has gone well beyond that now. It is not too late, but the clock is running."