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Lexus and the Olive Tree : Understanding Globalization

Lexus and the Olive Tree : Understanding Globalization - (rev edition

ISBN13: 978-0374185527

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ISBN13: 978-0374185527
ISBN10: 0374185522
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.
Published: 2000
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Lexus and the Olive Tree : Understanding Globalization - (REV)00 edition

ISBN13: 978-0374185527

Thomas L. Friedman

ISBN13: 978-0374185527
ISBN10: 0374185522
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: (REV)00
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Inc.

Published: 2000
International: No
Summary

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.

Author Bio

Friedman, Thomas L.

Thomas L. Friedman's now-classic From Beirut to Jerusalem won the 1988 National Book Award and established him as America's leading interpreter of international affairs. Twice a Pulitzer Prize winner for his reportage, he lives in Washington, D.C.

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