The World is Flat

By: Friedman, Thomas L.

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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.

Title: The World is Flat

Author Name: Friedman, Thomas L.

Categories: History,

Edition: First

Publisher: New York, Farrar, Straus and Giroux: 2005

ISBN Number: 0374292884

ISBN Number 13: 9780374292881

Binding: hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Jacket Condition: near fine Jacket

Seller ID: 000057

Description: 488 pp. 8vo. First state jacket with ship falling off the edge of the world. First printing with complete number line ("1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2" on copyright page). Tight, straight copy with a very small red mark on fore-edge of dust jacket. Dust jacket is protected with a Brodart archival cover.

Keywords: Collectible - Like New; First Edition; Dust Jacket - Very Good,