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Falling off the Edge

Travels Through the Dark Heart of Globalization

Alex Perry

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If the world is flat, as Thomas Friedman says, then aren't some people going to be falling off the edge? Award-winning Time Magazine correspondent Alex Perry (China, India, and Africa) takes us on an unforgettable journey to some of the planet's most remote and dangerous places to explore the sharp end of globalization. Combining sharp analysis with breathtaking frontline reporting, Perry's quest takes readers from Maoist rebels in Nepal to Indian suicide bombers and Indonesian pirates. We meet Chinese organ harvesters, Bombay billionaires, killer cops and pygmy Africans living on a remote island in the Indian Ocean. And in a riveting introduction, Perry presents us with some of the finest war reporting ever to come out of the war on terror. The result of this extraordinary journey is as unexpected as it is dramatic. In his quest to uncover the edges of globalization, Perry ends up discovering its dark heart.

Reseña de Publishers Weekly

25/08/2008 – Time’s Africa bureau chief, Perry belongs to a cadre of journalists who thrive in the thick of a war zone; he admits that his editor once commented that “someone had died in the opening paragraph of every story I had written.” Because he’s seen so much, the book would have hit the mark had he fully probed the stories of his subjects, among them Indonesian pirates, Bombay’s vacuous elite and a Muslim Indian terrorist who “predicts a future of relentless violence.” Unfortunately, his book is poorly organized and dizzyingly disjointed; he dissects the prodigious growth of Asian cities, jets north to comment on the reign of the Nepali king and flies south to interview a Tamil Tiger suicide bomber. The stories don’t build to any concrete conclusion, individually or collectively. Perry is sincere but his analysis is simplistic; he dismisses the opinions of academics who haven’t first traveled extensively in Asia and Africa and concludes China will “make it” because China’s central government “gets it” while India “looks a lot shakier.” Perry’s firsthand experience provides one necessary piece but not enough of the puzzle to construct an accurate picture of the consequences of globalization.
Falling off the Edge
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  • 9,49 €
  • Disponible en iPhone, iPad, iPod touch y Mac.
  • Categoría: Política y actualidad
  • Publicación: 07/07/2010
  • Editorial: Bloomsbury USA
  • Páginas impresas: 352 páginas
  • Idioma: Inglés
  • Requisitos: Para ver este libro, debes tener un dispositivo iOS con iBooks 1.3.1 (o posterior) y iOS 4.3.3 (o posterior), o un Mac con iBooks 1.0 (o posterior) y OS X 10.9 (o posterior).

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