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Ebook The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization by Thomas L. Friedman read! Book Title: The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
The author of the book: Thomas L. Friedman
Language: English
ISBN: 0374185522
ISBN 13: 9780374185527
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 11.88 MB
Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Date of issue: June 15th 2000

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A brilliant investigation of globalization, the most significant socioeconomic trend in the world today, and how it is affecting everything we do-economically, politically, and culturally-abroad and at home.

As foreign affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman crisscrosses the globe talking with the world's economic and political leaders, and reporting, as only he can, on what he sees. Now he has used his years of experience as a reporter and columnist to produce a pithy, trenchant, riveting look at the worldwide market forces that are driving today's economies and how they are playing out both internationally and locally.

Globalization is the technologically driven expression of free-market capitalism, and as such is essentially an American creation. It has irrevocably changed the way business is done and has raised living standards throughout the world. But powerful local forces-of religion, race, ethnicity, and cultural identity-are in competition with technology for the hearts and minds of their societies. Finding the proper balance between the Lexus and the olive tree is the great game of globalization-and the ultimate theme of Friedman's challenging, provocative book, essential reading for all who care about how the world really works.

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Ebook The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization read Online! Thomas Lauren Friedman is an American journalist. He is an op-ed contributor to The New York Times, whose column appears twice weekly and mainly addresses topics on foreign affairs. Friedman is known for supporting a compromise resolution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, modernization of the Arab world, environmentalism and globalization. He is considered to be a pluralist and most of his commentary is left leaning. He is an outspoken critic of the Bush administration and in particular the Iraq War.
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