Book Reviews of The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization

The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization
The Lexus and the Olive Tree Understanding Globalization
Author: Thomas L. Friedman
ISBN-13: 9780385499347
ISBN-10: 0385499345
Publication Date: 5/2000
Pages: 512
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 70 ratings
Publisher: Anchor
Book Type: Paperback
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An deep look at the difference between western culture - this is my thing - and eastern culture - this is my land. As always Tom Friedman helps us understand the sources of conflict in the middle east from the cause end rather than the effect.
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A little dated (raves about the management of Enron), but a great introduction to the topic.
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An entertaining discussion of a complex subject; Friedman does well to make it interesting.
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A good primer on the impacts of globalization by a NY Times reporter and excellant author
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The author is bright and the book is a needed read for those immmediate pre-9-11 days which came into sharper focus post 9-11
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I had to read this book for an international politics class. It really opened my eyes to how America influences other societies. I liked Friedman;s McArch theory the best. Great book for other views on America.
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Truly a worthwhile read that will change your perspective on the world we live in today.
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Give some insight into why we don't see eye to eye with cultures from the East.
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Every page of this book reminded me how smart people with dumb ideas make it into mainstream media and the public mind. Friedman is an economic liberal journalist tries to sound like an economist. Most of his conclusions are drawn from anecdotes, not solid research. The fundamentalism behind Friedman's economic liberal ideas is now mostly outdated, especially since the current recession has once again revealed the dangers of relying entirely on the market. I'd give the book another read just to set up a blog about how unfounded Friedman's arguments are and why. For those looking for readable economic liberal perspectives on globalization, I'd suggest skipping Friedman and reading Joseph Stiglitz's "Globalization and its Discontents" or Jeffery Sachs's "The End of Poverty."
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Very good. Read for a class. An interesting way to view world politics.
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A entertaining discussion of a complex subject; friedman does well to make this subject entertaining.
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Classic Friedman
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I accidentally added this book to the list of books I've read. I never bothered, though my dad kept telling me it was good.