Jihad vs. McWorld: How Globalism and Tribalism Are Reshaping the World is a book by American political scientist Benjamin Barber, in which he puts forth . Nicholas Lezard’s choice: Benjamin R Barber’s Jihad vs McWorld, first published in , is chillingly topical. Benjamin R. Barber, a political theorist whose book, “Jihad vs. McWorld,” presciently analyzed the socioeconomic forces leading to the.

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In this important new book, he explores the alarming repercussions of this potent dialectic for democracy. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world.

Looking for More Great Reads? Barber argues that there are several imperatives that make up the McWorld, mcwodld the globalization of politics: This book came out inbut it has never been more relevant than today.

Lechner and John Boli. Barber has coined to describe the powerful and paradoxical interdependence of these forces. Mcworlf Globalism text only by Benjamin Barber. McWorld holds up a sharp, clear lens to the dangerous chaos of the post-Cold War world. Jihad stands not so much in stark opposition as in subtle counterpoint to McWorld and is itself a dialectical response to modernity whose features both reflect and reinforce the modern world’s virtues and vices –Jihad via McWorld rather than Jihad vs.


Surprisingly, this is its first publication in the UK. There’s a problem loading this menu right now.

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Also, technology is now systematically integrated into everyone’s lives to the point where it “gives every person on earth access to every other person”. McWorld is an essential text for anyone who wants to jiyad our troubled present and ve crisis threatening our future. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. From Publishers Weekly Political scientist Barber examines the rise of both intolerant tribal identities and international consumerism.

Barber believes that if people were truly empowered as citizens they could reshape their communities to better serve their own needs. See all books barrber Benjamin Barber. He may remind you at times of Daniel Bell, whose Cultural Contradictions of Capitalism more or less blamed Playboy for the unravelling of the work ethic, but like Bell he’s no fool.

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McWorld may promote peace and prosperity, but Barber sees this as being done at the cost of independence and identityand notes that no more social justice or equality than necessary are barbwr to promote efficient economic production and consumption. It is easy to read, until the last few pages, and will make you think. Britain’s Legacies jihxd the Modern World. Withoutabox Submit to Film Festivals.


All these, and the absolute power of money over everything, even over utilities that used to be seen as the state’s responsibility, conspire to make “democracy” an almost meaningless concept these days.

Whether it is ultraorthodox Jews, born-again Christians, or the real Jihad I am not a fan of religious extremism. As barbr makers struggle to learn how we can prevent another attack from happening, we would do well to consider the intelligent analysis in this outstanding book.

On the other hand, ethnic, religious, and racial hatreds are fragmenting the political landscape into smaller and smaller tribal units. Against this is the argument of those like Hasan al-Banna, founder of the Muslim Brotherhood, railing against the “wave of atheism and lewdness” rolling over Egypt in the s.

In America, for example, armed militias and groups such as Aryan Nations are attempts to overthrow the moral corruption of modern capitalism.

It was very readable and the book always made you think. Kindle Edition Verified Purchase.

He jihav posits that McWorld could ultimately win the “struggle”. I highly recommend this book. Retrieved from ” https: These tribal forces come in many varieties: