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Lexus and the Olive Tree Understanding Globalization

ISBN-10: 0374192030
ISBN-13: 9780374192037
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Book details

List price: $27.50
Publisher: Farrar, Straus & Giroux
Publication date: 4/21/1999
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 289
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Journalist Thomas L. Friedman was born in 1953 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Friedman graduated from Brandeis University with a degree in Mediterranean Studies and earned a graduate degree from Oxford in Modern Middle East Studies. His reporting on the war in Lebanon won the George Polk Award, the Pulitzer Prize, and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. He won a second Pulitzer for his work in Israel. Friedman began his career as a correspondent for United Press International and later served as bureau chief for the New York Times in Beirut and Jerusalem. He moved to the op-ed page of The New York Times as a foreign affairs columnist. In 2002, Friedman won his third Pulitzer Prize, this time for Commentary. Friedman wrote about his experiences as a Jewish-American reporter in the Middle East in From Beirut to Jerusalem, which won the National Book Award in 1989. The bestselling Lexus and the Olive Tree won the 2000 Overseas Press Club Award for best nonfiction book on foreign policy. He wrote Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11 and The World Is Flat, which received the first Financial Times and Goldman Sachs Business Book of the Year Award. His other works include Hot, Flat, and Crowded, Hot, Flat, and Crowded 2.0, and That Used to Be Us which made The New York Times Best Seller List for 2012.

Opening Scene: The World Is Ten Years Old
Seeing the System
Tourist with an Attitude
The Lexus and the Olive Tree
... And the Walls Came Tumbling Down
Microchip Immune Deficiency
The Golden Straitjacket
The Electronic Herd
Plugging into the System
DOScapital 6.0
Globalution
Buy Taiwan, Hold Italy, Sell France
The Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention
Demolition Man
Winners Take All
The Backlash Against the System
The Backlash
The Groundswell
America and the System
Rational Exuberance
Revolution Is U.S.
If You Want to Speak to a Human Being, Press 1
There Is a Way Forward
Acknowledgments
Index

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