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Lexus and the Olive Tree Understanding Globalization

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ISBN-10: 0385499345

ISBN-13: 9780385499347

Edition: 2000

Authors: Thomas L. Friedman, Thomas L. Friedman

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From one of our most perceptive commentators and winner of the National Book Award, a comprehensive look at the new world of globalization, the international system that, more than anything else, is shaping world affairs today. As the Foreign Affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman has traveled the globe, interviewing people from all walks of contemporary life: Brazilian peasants in the Amazon rain forest, new entrepreneurs in Indonesia, Islamic students in Teheran, and the financial wizards on Wall Street and in Silicon Valley. Now Friedman has drawn on his years on the road to produce an engrossing and original look at globalization. Globalization, he argues, is not…    
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List price: $15.95
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/2/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 512
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.836
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…    

Foreword to the Anchor Edition
Opening Scene: The World Is Ten Years Old
Seeing the System
The New System
Information Arbitrage
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
Shapers, Adapters and Other New Ways of Thinking About Power
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