A 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 -- ...
A 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.
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Paperback, Very Good, Mandarin Chinese text, clean, tight, unmarked, edgewear over all. () (Simplified Chinese) Friedman's work on globalization is now available in simplified Chinese. All orders are shipped by kbooks every business day.
New. SHIP DAILY from NJ; GLOSSY, UNREAD, PRISTINE; NEW AS SHOWN THIS PHOTO. Trade paperback (US). Glued binding. 512 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. 6901 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.
Very good. Appearance of only slight previous use. Cover and binding show a little wear. All pages are undamaged with potentially only a few, small markings. Help save a tree. Buy all your used books from Thriftbooks. Read. Recycle and Reuse.
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 possibilities.
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