Incidentally -- I've been backreading FA lately, and though the bias is still present, this piece among others proves that they've definitely grown willing to publish both sides of an issue. Maybe the CFR influence is waning just slightly.
I'm sorry, I'm too busy feeling vindicated to comment. ;-)
Haven't read the book. Probably should. I'm knee-deep in The Revenge of Geography and while it's thought provoking, it's also opaque.
It's interesting reading the author's response. It's long and prevaricating without really addressing any criticism.