The Book "The Lexus and the Olive Tree" by Thomas Friedman
Understanding the book written by Thomas Friedman titled "The Lexus and the Olive Tree", current relationship between globalization and international terrorism is unconstructive and rather depressing. Furthermore, I completely concur with Mr. Friedman's interpretation of globalization with its backlash. Maintaining our geographic, historic, spiritual and linguistic expressions of whom we belong is an ultimate struggle against the technological revolution and modernization which globalization greatly offers. (Friedman, 2000) In addition, the opposed to globalization are indeed threatened by their loss of power and influence over their own valid territories. A response for such crippling factors is loosely organized international terrorism, whose leaders miserably use the religion of Islam as a uniting cause for their fight against globalization.
Thomas Friedman defines globalization as "the inexorable integration of markets, nation-states and technologies to a degree never witnessed before-in a way that is enabling individuals, corporations and nation-states to reach around the world farther, faster, deeper and cheaper than ever before, and in a way that is enabling the world to reach into individuals, corporations and nation-states farther, faster, deeper and cheaper than ever before." (Friedman, 2000, 9) …
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