“Cities are mankind’s most enduring and stable mode of social organization, outlasting all empires and nations over which they have presided. Today cities have become the world’s dominant demographic and economic clusters.”
This map is a sneak peek preview from the new book Connectography by Parag Khanna. This main point of the book and article is that economic and social connectivity is the new driving force is of geopolitics, not just global economics. Supply chains matter more than borders and the largest cities are the controlling nodes of those supply chains.