Dec 26, Carol Storm rated it it was amazing This book is a must read, not only for the analysis of Islamic fundamentalism and global Jihad, but for the way it skewers the emptiness of American popular culture as well. I literally could not put it down!
Add to Cart About Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: 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 other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. 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. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to understand our troubled present and the crisis threatening our future.
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Overall, Jihad vs. McWorld is an important book because it puts the chaotic world situation into meaningful perspective. His analysis shows the dangers of oversimplifying things and invites us to look at the complexities of this rather tragic modern dialectic.
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When you use a browser, like Chrome, it saves some information from websites in its cache and cookies. Clearing them fixes certain problems, like loading or formatting issues on sites. To the extent that either McWorld or Jihad has a NATURAL politics, it has turned out to be more of an antipolitics.
For McWorld, it is the antipolitics of globalism: bureaucratic, technocratic.