The World Is Flat

The World Is Flat

A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Audiobook CD - 2005
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When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they 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, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations, giving them a huge new stake 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 gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner? In this brilliant new book, the award-winning New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman demystifies the brave new world for readers, allowing them to make sense of the often bewildering global scene unfolding before their eyes. With his inimitable ability to translate complex foreign policy and economic issues, Friedman explains how the flattening of the world happened at the dawn of the twenty-first century; what it means to countries, companies, communities, and individuals; and how governments and societies can, and must, adapt. The World Is Flat is the timely and essential update on globalization, its successes and discontents, powerfully illuminated by one of our most respected journalists.
Publisher: New York : Audio Renaissance, p2005
ISBN: 9781593976699
1593976690
Branch Call Number: 303.4833 FRIEDMAN
Characteristics: 15 sound discs (19 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in
Additional Contributors: Wyman, Oliver

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lingzhuo
Nov 03, 2015

When I download it, any it can not be played in iTues, and Media Player.

abcaid Jul 19, 2015

As an audiobook, this never ending story of "flattening effects of globalization on our world" , benefits immensely from the upbeat, optimistic and often positively arrogant delivery. And that's the good thing!

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LaPhenixa
Nov 22, 2013

Thorough and informative! The World is Flat aims to present an unbiased perspective of the changes that have and continue to influence globalization, and predict how we might influence these changes in the future. I was surprised by the amount of time spent focusing on Islam, and the beginning seemed somewhat slow and repetitive, but later parts definitely picked up the pace.

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