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The World Is Flat 3.0 - A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century

Thomas L. Friedman

When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, what will they say was the most crucial development in the first few years of the twenty-first century? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations? And with this "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner?

When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, what will they say was the most crucial development in the first few years of the twenty-first century? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations? And with this "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner?
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When scholars write the history of the world twenty years from now, what will they say was the most crucial development in the first few years of the twenty-first century? The attacks on the World Trade Center on 9/11 and the Iraq war? Or the convergence of technology and events that allowed India, China, and so many other countries to become part of the global supply chain for services and manufacturing, creating an explosion of wealth in the middle classes of the world's two biggest nations? And with this "flattening" of the globe, has the world gotten too small and too fast for human beings and their political systems to adjust in a stable manner?

Language:

English

Narrators:

Oliver Wyman

Length:

27h 15m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

05:04


Chapter 1
Chapter 1

01:59:58


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

03:45:58


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

02:45:32


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

01:24:32


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

01:09:07


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

39:20


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

01:19:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

01:16:23


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

01:34:45


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

01:08:32


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

01:31:37


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

01:30:25


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

29:04


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

01:11:14


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

44:27


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

02:11:07


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

01:09:25


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

01:19:35


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

00:31