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Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Re-Shaping the World

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Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends.

On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Jihad vs. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy.

A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. Jihad vs. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future.

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"Mr. Barber is. . . the first to put Jihad and McWorld together in an inescapable dialectic . . . . [It] stands as a bold invitation to debate the broad contours and future of society." Barbara Ehrenreich, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"Compelling....Impressive....A thorough, engaging look at the current state of world affairs." The American Reporter

Review:

"Challenging and instructive." San Francisco Chronicle

Review:

"Barber is well worth reading....For an introduction to the real world, look at Jihad vs. McWorld." The Nation

Synopsis:

Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends.

On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Jihad vs. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy.

A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. Jihad vs. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future.

Synopsis:

Barber offers a bold lens through which to understand the chaotic events of the post-Cold War world and, in the tradition of Alvin Toffler's Future Shock and Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, explains the forces at work, why democracy is under siege, and what the consequences are for citizenship.

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Includes bibliographical references (p. [310]-370) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345383044
Author:
Barber, Benjamin R.
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Author:
Barber, Benjamin R.
Author:
Barber, Benjamin
Author:
Benjamin Barber
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
International
Subject:
Modern - 20th Century
Subject:
Ethnology
Subject:
Democracy
Subject:
Social history
Subject:
Capitalism
Subject:
Nationalism
Subject:
Social values
Subject:
Religious fundamentalism
Subject:
Adult
Subject:
International Relations - General
Subject:
Non-Classifiable-Non-Classifiable
Subject:
Business & Economics-International - General
Subject:
Business-International
Subject:
POLITICAL SCIENCE / Globalization
Subject:
Social Science-Media Studies
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
politics;globalization;islam;terrorism;economics;culture;non-fiction;religion;history;current events;middle east;capitalism;current affairs;business;political science;international relations;sociology;fundamentalism;democracy;globalism;cultural studies;co
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
046
Publication Date:
19960731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
8.2 x 5.5 x .87 in .75 lb

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Product details 432 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345383044 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Mr. Barber is. . . the first to put Jihad and McWorld together in an inescapable dialectic . . . . [It] stands as a bold invitation to debate the broad contours and future of society."
"Review" by , "Compelling....Impressive....A thorough, engaging look at the current state of world affairs."
"Review" by , "Challenging and instructive."
"Review" by , "Barber is well worth reading....For an introduction to the real world, look at Jihad vs. McWorld."
"Synopsis" by , Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and tribal fundamentalism. These diametrically opposed but strangely intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends.

On the one hand, consumer capitalism on the global level is rapidly dissolving the social and economic barriers between nations, transforming the world's diverse populations into a blandly uniform market. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Jihad vs. McWorld is the term that distinguished writer and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy.

A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's work for its bold vision and moral courage. Jihad vs. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future.

"Synopsis" by , Barber offers a bold lens through which to understand the chaotic events of the post-Cold War world and, in the tradition of Alvin Toffler's Future Shock and Paul Kennedy's The Rise and Fall of the Great Powers, explains the forces at work, why democracy is under siege, and what the consequences are for citizenship.
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