Parag Khanna argues that these five maps are critical to understand the world we live in.
Maps shape how we see the world. But most of the maps hanging on our walls are dangerously incomplete because they emphasize political borders rather than functional connections.
These 5 maps in this article are a sneak peek preview from the new book Connectography by Parag Khanna. These maps all highlight interactions across political borders which is Khanna’s big thesis. For example, the map above emphasizes political, economic, and environmental linkages of NAFTA and minimizes the national divisions.