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Online Study Guide: The World is Flat by Thomas L. Friedman

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THE WORLD IS FLAT: ANALYSIS / BOOK REVIEW

Geopolitics and the Flat World: Chapters 12 - 14


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In this section, Friedman travels around the world to understand why flattening is not happening in some places, such as the Middle East or Africa, how it is happening in others, and what it could mean in the future. Friedman is at his best in this section when he uses his expertise in Middle Eastern studies (he has a master’s degree in this area and spent time living in Israel) to explain the complexity of al-Qaeda and the Arab-Muslim world’s response to 9/11. Many Americans without knowledge of American interventions into the Middle East wondered on 9/11 “why they hate us” and some of these Americans were undoubtedly appeased with President Bush’s response that the terrorists hate freedom. Friedman complicates this oversimplified response (or, simply, proves it wrong), by............


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