Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious and. Jihad vs. McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: consumerist capitalism versus religious. Jihad vs. McWorld: How the World Is Both Falling Apart and Coming McWorld, based on a article in the Atlantic Monthly, Barber turns from the intellectual .

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Also, technology is now systematically integrated into everyone’s lives to the point where it “gives every person on earth access to every other person”.

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. Arricle using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. From the Trade Paperback edition. More than just economic, the crises that arise from these confrontations often take on a sacred quality to the tribal elements; thus Barber’s use of the term “Jihad” although in the second edition, he expresses regret juhad having used that term.

He points mcwirld that Islam has no word for “democracy” and has to use the Greek term. The commentator with the eggiest face is Francis “End of History” Fukuyama.

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LitFlash The eBooks you want at the lowest prices. In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy. Download our Jiihad Fiction Sampler Now. As neoliberal economic theory —not to be confused with social liberalism —is the force behind globalization, this critique is relevant on a much larger scale.


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The things that especially bother him are the erosion of the state’s responsibilities, the maniacal rush towards market solutions, the bogus ethical concerns of corporations and the potentially catastrophic competing demands of multiculturalism, as opposed to the mutually beneficial interdependence of pluralism.

A thorough, engaging look at the current state of world affairs.

Artixle writes democracy can be spread and secured through the world satisfying the needs of both the McWorld and Jihad.

Retrieved from ” https: McWorld may promote peace and prosperity, but Barber sees this as being done at the cost of independence and identityand notes that no more social justice or equality than necessary are needed to promote efficient economic production and consumption.

Kurds, Basques, Puerto Ricans, Ossetians, East Timoreans, Quebecois, the Catholics of Northern Ireland, Catalans, Tamils, and of course, Palestinians- people with countries, inhabiting nations not their own, seeking smaller worlds within borders that will seal them off from modernity. Barber zrticle that neither Jihad nor McWorld needs or promotes democracy.

One may expect Guardian readers in jihac to raise a cheer about this.

Jihad vs. McWorld

Barber describes the solidarity needed within the concept of Jihad as being secured through exclusion and war against outsiders. Every case is different, however “Democracy grows from the bottom up and cannot be imposed from the top down. The index, incidentally, could do with some improvement. Inspired by Your Browsing History.

Critics atricle political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. At which point you might think that putting “Mc” in front of anything you find meretricious or glib is.

As globalization imposes a culture of its own on a population, the tribal forces feel threatened and react. Cover to the paperback edition. Jul 30, Pages Buy. And the title, from which it isn’t hard to get an idea of the contents, is rather chillingly apt – even more so than it was a articlle ago.



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Among his targets were half-naked women, liquor, theatres, dance halls, newspapers, novels, “whims, silly games” and “vices”. He died in Views Read Edit View history. But has the author been to a PFI hospital lately, listened to a speech by Tony Blair, or stood on a British rail platform and found himself addressed as a “customer”?

How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a book by American political scientist Benjamin Barberin which he puts forth a theory that describes the struggle between “McWorld” globalization and the corporate control of the political process and ” Jihad ” Arabic term for “struggle”, here modified to mean tradition and traditional valuesin the form of extreme nationalism or religious orthodoxy and theocracy.

Recent events have not exactly conspired to overturn its thesis, although one might for the moment feel like reversing the word order, given who has been most visibly on the offensive lately.

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The information-technology of globalization has opened up communications to people all over the world, allowing us to exchange information. The nation-state would play a diminished role, and sovereignty would lose some of its political potency.

Also by Benjamin Barber.