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"Offers refreshing insight into today's debates. . . . If you're looking for something to challenge common assumptions, Purdy's book . . . is well worth the effort." —The Philadelphia Inquirer
“A profound thinker and a fine writer. . . . He offers fascinating theorires.” —The Denver Post
“Purdy is a surprisingly sharp observer. . . . He has the ability to perceive the mix of good and bad in most things.” —The New York Times Book Review
“Keenly observed and brightly reported.” -—San Jose Mercury News
Posted December 31, 2005
Purdy reflects on the role American money and values play in the world today. He does this by interviewing people in many countries to illustrate the bright and dark sides of globalizaton. To me it is reminiscent of Fukuyama and Friedmann in that he is pleading for a tolerant, liberal world. His statement, 'Europeans' ethnocentrism ... is not compatible with living in a time of great migrations', reveals his hope for an Adam Smith type of world where cultures are free to compete, and individuals are free to choose their culture, preferably American.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.