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  The Truth about the Flat World, Part One
We’re just a few years into the twenty-first century, and it looks like globalization is here to stay. Rapid advances in ...
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Democracy Unleashed, Part Two
President George W. Bush maintains that promoting freedom and democracy around the world is the focus of his presidency. He believes ...
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The Truth about the Flat World, Part Two
Aired 6/30/2005

We’re just a few years into the twenty-first century, and it looks like globalization is here to stay. Rapid advances in telecommunications and falling trade barriers have linked national economies like never before, and the free flow of goods, capital, and information are even helping to shift authoritarian regimes toward openness. But globalization has also exposed Americans to fierce competition from former sleeping giants like China and India, and perhaps even brought terrorism to our front steps. What is the future of globalization? Can it be a force for peace? And does America have what it takes to compete?
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  Thomas Friedman
    New York Times foreign affairs columnist and author of "The World is Flat: A Brief History of the 21st Century."

Originally Aired: 6/30/2005

   
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