Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a book by American political scientist Benjamin Barber, in which he puts forth . Benjamin R. Barber, a political theorist whose book, “Jihad vs. McWorld,” presciently analyzed the socioeconomic forces leading to the. Benjamin R. Barber, Author, ‘Jihad vs. McWorld: Democracy As an. Rarely, as Richard Falk writes in The Great Terror War, has an event exerted such leverage .
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Surprisingly, this is its first publication in the UK. In this important book, now more timely than ever before, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic and in his new introduction sketches a democratic response to terrorism. Jul 30, Pages Buy. On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units.
Barber offers a penetrating and pertinent analysis of consumerist capitalism versus religious fundamentalism.
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We are experiencing technical difficulties. These diametrically opposed but intertwined forces are tearing apart – and bringing together – the world as we know it, undermining democracy and the nation-state on which it depends. These tribal forces come in many jihhad McWorld, which he seems rather better at defining and attacking, is the “sterile cultural monism” we are all now very familiar with; the world of “shallow but uniform” consumer culture seen mcwotld shopping malls across the developed world, and encroaching on the developing world fast.
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Critics and political leaders have already heralded Benjamin R. 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”? Read it Forward Read it first. Pages to import images to Wikidata Wikipedia articles needing clarification from April Retrieved from ” https: 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 decade ago.
You might take issue with the two-page preface to the British edition. Against this is the argument of those like Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, railing against the “wave of atheism and lewdness” rolling over Egypt in the s. Benjamin Barber similarly questions the impact of economic globalization as well as its problems for democracy.
The commentator with the eggiest face is Francis “End of History” Fukuyama. Barber’s book, which is a kind of riposte to Fukuyama’s and similarly began life as an article in this case, in the March issue of Atlantic Monthlywas published in America in Among his targets were half-naked women, liquor, theatres, dance halls, newspapers, novels, “whims, silly games” and “vices”.
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Barber argues that there are several imperatives that make up the McWorld, or the globalization of politics: Barber’s prognosis in Jihad vs McWorld is generally negative—he concludes that neither global corporations nor traditional cultures are supportive of democracy. It means, too, the Oklahoma bombing, the demented Protestantism of Jerry Falwell and his kind, which, he says, “no more defines Protestantism than the Taliban defines Islam”.
Benjami try again later. A work of persuasive originality and penetrating insight, Jihad vs. 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”.
One may expect Guardian readers in particular to raise a cheer about this. People Who Read Jihad vs. He also proposes a model for small, local democratic institutions and civic engagement as the hope for an alternative to these two forces.
Looking for More Great Reads? Barber sees Jihad as offering solidarity and protecting identities, but at the potential cost of tolerance and stability. The information-technology of globalization has opened up communications to people all over the world, allowing us mcdorld exchange information.
Kurds, Basques, Puerto Ricans, Ossetians, East Timoreans, Jigad, 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.
McWorld is a groundbreaking work, an elegant and illuminating analysis of the central conflict of our times: He further posits that McWorld could ultimately win the “struggle”.