Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy

Jihad vs. McWorld: Terrorism's Challenge to Democracy


Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking paintings, a sublime and illuminating research of the crucial clash of our occasions: consumerist capitalism as opposed to spiritual and tribal fundamentalism. those diametrically adversarial yet unusually intertwined forces are tearing apart--and bringing together--the international as we all know it, undermining democracy and the geographical region on which it relies.

On the only hand, customer capitalism at the international point is speedily dissolving the social and fiscal obstacles among countries, remodeling the world's various populations right into a blandly uniform marketplace. however, ethnic, spiritual, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political panorama into smaller and smaller tribal devices. Jihad vs. McWorld is the time period that exclusive author and political scientist Benjamin R. Barber has coined to explain the strong and paradoxical interdependence of those forces. during this vital new publication, he explores the alarming repercussions of this effective dialectic for democracy.

A paintings of persuasive originality and penetrating perception, Jihad vs. McWorld holds up a pointy, transparent lens to the harmful chaos of the post-Cold warfare international. Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. Barber's paintings for its daring imaginative and prescient and ethical braveness. Jihad vs. McWorld is an important textual content for an individual who desires to comprehend our current and the trouble threatening our destiny.

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