Trade Ed. Simon & Schuster Audio 1999
CD ISBN 978-0-7435-0411-9 $25.00 Three CDs
DD ISBN multiple sources
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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