New York Times columnist explains globalization in his new book, “The Lexus and the Olive Tree” (Farrar Straus & Giroux). As he sees it, the world economy is seeking a balance between products traded all over the world, like Lexus cars, and local traditions and interests like the olive trees of the Middle East.


  • Thomas Friedman "New York Times" columnist and author of "Longitudes and Attitudes: Exploring the World After September 11," "From Beirut to Jerusalem," and "The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization."

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