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A powerful and accessible account of globalization -- the new world order that has replaced the cold war -- by the award-winning author of From ...Show synopsisA powerful and accessible account of globalization -- the new world order that has replaced the cold war -- by the award-winning author of From Beirut to Jerusalem. More than anything else, globalization is shaping world affairs today. We cannot interpret the day's news, or know where to invest our money, unless we understand this new system -- the defining force in international relations and domestic policies worldwide. The unprecedented integration of finance, markets, nation states and technology is driving change accross the globe at an ever-increasing speed. And while much of the world is intent on building a better Lexus, on streamlining their societies and economies for the global marketplace, many people feel their traditional identities threatened and are reverting to elemental struggles over who owns which olive tree, which strip of land. Thomas Friedman has a unique vantage point on this worldwide phenomenon. The New York Times foreign affairs columnist has travelled the globe, interviewing everyone from Brazilian peasants to new entrepreneurs in Indonesia, to Islamic students, to the financial wizards on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley, to find out what globalization means for them, and for all of us. This ground-breaking book is essential reading for anyone who wants to know how the world really works today.Hide synopsis
The Lexus and the Olive Tree (Anchor Books) – Trade paperback (2000)
Thomas L Friedman
Trade paperback, Anchor Books 2000
ISBN: 0385499345 ISBN-13: 9780385499347
From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "From Beirut to Jerusalem" comes a brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today.From the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of "From Beirut to Jerusalem" comes a brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today.Hide
Thank you, Mr. Friedman, for inviting us to see the world community and imagine the possibilities of this century. I found this work to be clearly written, well organized, and very timely. As an instructor of sociology and psychology, I believe this text opens new visions and doors into future ...
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