THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

By: Friedman, Thomas L.

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When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and the y come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004," what will they say was the most crucial development? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, C hina, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the mid dle classes of the world's two biggest nations, giving them a huge new stak e in the success of globalization? And with this "flattening" of the globe, which requires us to run faster in order to stay in place, has the world g otten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems t o adjust in a stable manner? In this brilliant new book, the award-winning New York Times columnist Thom as Friedman demystifies the brave new world for readers, allowing them to m ake sense of the often bewildering global scene unfolding before their eyes . With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and econo mic issues, Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened at t he dawn of the twenty-first century; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and m ust, adapt. The World Is Flat is the timely and essential update on globali zation, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists. This updated and expanded edition features more than a hundred pages of fresh reporting and commentary, drawn from Friedman's travels around the world and across t.

Title: THE WORLD IS FLAT: A BRIEF HISTORY OF THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY

Author Name: Friedman, Thomas L.

Categories: Economics,

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2005

ISBN Number: 0374292884

ISBN Number 13: 9780374292881

Book Condition: Very Good/Very Good

Seller ID: RWARE0000025904