The Lexus and the Olive Tree Book Group Discussion

The nonfiction reading group met at the bookstore to discuss Thomas Friedman’s book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, published by… read more

The nonfiction reading group met at the bookstore to discuss Thomas Friedman’s book, The Lexus and the Olive Tree: Understanding Globalization, published by Anchor. The book title refers to the tension between globalization, represented by the Lexus, and ancient forces of culture, geography, tradition, and community, represented by the olive tree. In the book Mr. Friedman wrote about globalization, which he described as “the integration of capital, technology, and information across national borders.” Group members discussed Friedman’s theory that globalization is not just a trend but also the new international system that has replaced the Cold War as a way of understanding the world.

Poet and Professor Tobey Kaplan facilitated the discussion.

The program began with a nine-minute video clip of Mr. Friedman talking about his book to the World Affairs Council in Washington, DC on April 13, 1999. close

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The Lexus and the Olive Tree Book Group Discussion

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Program ID:
191567-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
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Forum
Location:
Oakland, California, United States
First Aired:
Mar 11, 2006 | 2:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
Last Aired:
Mar 12, 2006 | 2:59am EST | C-SPAN 2

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  • Mar 11, 2006 | 2:59pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 12, 2006 | 2:59am EST | C-SPAN 2
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