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THE LEXUS AND THE OLIVE TREE

by | Read by Thomas L. Friedman

Contemporary Culture • 3 hrs. • Abridged • © 1999

NEW YORK TIMES columnist Thomas Friedman gives a succinct and insightful explanation of the benefits and challenges of globalization and technology. The Lexus, the automobile that uses parts from all over the world, represents the marvels of technological development and global integration; the olive tree is synonymous with traditional, communal agrarian existence. Friedman is unabashed in his enthusiasm for new technologies and new methods of governance, but he also projects sympathy for those who fear and resist the move to a new economy. While his compelling dissection of the major issues confronting all societies slips into a pro-American diatribe in the tape's final moments, the author commendably makes a complex topic accessible and enjoyable. J.B.B. © AudioFile 2000, Portland, Maine [Published: JUN/JUL 00]

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Formats

Trade Ed. • Simon & Schuster Audio • 1999

CD ISBN 978-0-7435-0411-9 $25.00 • Three CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources

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