The World Is Flat (Audio Cassette)

A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

By Thomas L. Friedman, Oliver Wyman (Read by)

Macmillan Audio, 9781593976682

Publication Date: April 21, 2005

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Compact Disc (4/21/2005)
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Hardcover (4/18/2006)
Hardcover (8/7/2007)
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The Pulitzer Prize-winning "New York Times" columnist gives a bold, timely, and surprising picture of the state of globalization in the twenty-first century
When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, and they come to the chapter "Y2K to March 2004," what will theysay 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 work, the award-winning "New York Times "columnist Thomas Friedman demystifies the brave new world, allowing listeners 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.

About the Author

THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN has won the Pulitzer Prize three times for his work at "The New York Times," where he serves as the foreign affairs columnist. He is the author of three best-selling books: "From Beirut to Jerusalem "(FSG, 1989), winner of the National Book Award for nonfiction and still considered to be the definitive work on the Middle East, " The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization" (FSG, 1999), and "Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11 "(FSG, 2002). He lives in Bethesda, Maryland, with his family.

Praise For The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Praise for Longitudes and Attitudes:
“Friedman has a deep, clear voice, which perfectly complements his highly accessible prose.”—AudioFile

“Eminently worth reading...It is Friedman’s ability to see a few big truths steadily and whole that makes him the most important columnist in America today.” —Walter Russell Mead, The New York Times