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World Order
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In this insightful collection of over 40 essays and conversations with world leaders, the end of the twentieth century comes into focus. Each contribution addresses a key aspect of the changing global order. These themes include: America's global presence now transcends its foreign policy institutions; MTV has gone where the CIA could never penetrate; Radical Islam has arisen to fill the vacuum of failed post-colonial nationalism in Africa and the Arab world; and Allah has replaced Nasser. The West's humiliation of Russia by expanding NATO will come back to haunt the post-Cold War peace.In Asia, one billion people will live in 50 mega cities with 20 million in population each. This will give rise to the Generic City because the past is to small to inhabit. With less than 400 billionaires possessing as much wealth as 45 percent of the world population, the inequality gap is too vast to last. China's growing property will cast the shadow of scarcity on world food supplies.In the twenty-first century, the state will lose its monopoly over violence. Terrorists will possess weapons of mass destruction. Nathan Gardels has compiled some of the most provocative and influential articles to have appeared in his publications "New Perspectives Quarterly" and "Global Viewpoint", a service of the "Los Angeles Times Syndicate". In this collection are essays and interviews from prime ministers, business leaders, public intellectuals and scientists, including a remarkable conversation between Bush, Mitterrand, Thatcher and Gorbachev reminiscing over their respective roles in ending the Cold War.
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Foreword. Preface. Part I: The Parted Paths of Postcolonialism. 1. One World, two Civilizations (Ryszard Kapuscinski) 2. State, Father, and God in the South (Mahmoud Hussein) 3. God Is Not a Head of State (Jean Daniel) 4. Islam's Second Awakening (Hassan al-Turabi) 5. When Allah Meets Galileo (Farida Faouzia Charfi) 6. God and the Political Planet (regis Debray) 7. Islam: Postman of Civilization (Haris Silajdzic) 8. Recolonize Africa (Ali Mazrui) 9. Does Africa Matter? (Yoweri Musevein) 10. Leaving History behind in Latin American (Alejandro Foxley) 11. Torture Without Inflation (Mario Vargas Llosa) 12. From Mosque to Multimedia: Hollywood, Islam and the Digital Age in Asia (Mahathir Mohamad) 13. China Can Say No to America (Zhang Xiaobo and Song Qiang) 14. America Is No Longer Asia's Model (Lee Kuan Yew) Part II: Defrosting the Older Order. 15. What Did We End the Cold War For (Margaret Thatcher, Mikkail Gorbachev, Francois Mitterrand, and George Bush) 16. The Great Criminal Revolution (Anatoly Lukyanov) 17. Russia's Pink Clouds of Utopia (Yevgeny Yevtushenko) 18. MTV and NATO Under Postcommunism (Aleksandr Kwasniewski) 19. Victorious West, Humiliated Russia (Alexander Lebed) 20. (Very Recent) History Has Absolved Socialism (Fidel Castro) 21. Why UN Peacekeeping Failed in Bosnia (Kofi Annan) Part III: Population, Migrants, and Megacities. 22. Full House: The Shadow of Global Scarcity (Lester R. Brown) 23. Consumer Society is the Enemy (Jacques Cousteau) 24. Overpopulation Tilts the Planer (Paul Kennedy) 25. Women as the Earths Last Hope (Nafiz Sadik) 26. Poor Girls (Benazir Bhutto) 27. Global Inequality: 358 Billionaires versus 2.3 Billion People (James Bustave Speth) 28. The Past is Too Small to Inhabit (Rem Koolhaas) 29. Asia's Urban Century. (George Yeo) 30. Immigrants as Postmodern Prophets (Richard Rodriguez) Part IV: Globalization and Empires of the Mind. 31. The Culture of Prosperity (Francis Fukuyama) 32. Bypassing the State in Aisa (Chai-Anan Samudavanija) 33. China's 600,000Avon Ladies (Kenichi Ohmae) 34. Planetized Entertainment (Michael Eisner) 35. Resisting the Colonels of Disney (Costa-Gavras) 36. A Democratic Media Market (Bill Gates) 37. Singapore: Post-Liberal City of the Future (Nathan Gardels) Part V: Terror, Democracy, and Peace after the Cold War. 38. Old Fanaticism, Modern Weapons (Shimon Peres) 39. Third Wave Terrorism rides the Tokyo Subway (Alvin Toffler) 40. Trading in the Apocalypse (Facques Attali) 41. Deng's Legacy: A China Consumed the Baos (Fang Lizhi) 42. Democracy is Asian As well (Aung San Suu Kyi) 43. A Pluralist Path in the Arab World (King Hussein) 44. Why Separate States (Benjamin Netanyahu) Index.

About the Author

Nathan Gardels is the editor of New Perspectives Quarterly, a journal published by Blackwell Publishers that covers world affairs. He is also editor of Global Viewpoint, a syndicated column distributed by the Los Angeles Times. His articles based on essays and conversations with world leaders appear regularly in major newspapers around the world. Gardels holds degress in Theory and Comparative Politics, Architecture and Urban Planning from the University of California at Los Angeles, where he now resides with his wife and two children.

Reviews

"This book features more than 40 essays and interviews. The result is a look at political, social and economic issues in the changing global order. A must-read for those interested in global trends and thinking." Ong Sor Fern, The Straits Times "Nathan Gardels shows that wisdom does not have to be wordy. In this book he has collected many of NPQ's most brilliant, fascianting and succinct interviews and essays by the world's political, intellectual and business leaders. It is a volume of insights and surprises." Samuel Huntington, Harvard University

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