For a Kinder, Gentler Society
The Geopolitics of Chaos
Internationalization, Cyberculture and Political Chaos
  • Ignacio Ramonet
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Who says bigger is better? One of the earlier and louder critics of the New World Order, Ramonet decries the homogenization of Europe and, especially, the Americanization of the entire world, showing how it harms individuals throughout society.


About the Author

Ignacio Ramonet, Director of Le Monde Diplomatique in Paris (a subsidiary of the prominent European newspaper Le Monde), is a leading voice of the European Left. He has a wide following both as a journalist and a public speaker.

Born in Spain in 1943, Ramonet holds a doctorate in semiology and cultural history. He is instructor of communications theory at University Denis-Diderot (Paris). He is also an instructor associated with the University Carlos II in Madrid and the University of St. Petersburg (Polar Academy).

This work was originally published by Galilée, Paris, 1997. Ramonet has authored many other works on the media and geopolitics including Chewing Gum of the Eyes (Alain Moreau, Paris 1981); Communication—Victim of Salesmen (La Découverte, Paris, 1989; How They Sell Us Motorbikes (with Noam Chomsky), Icaria, Barcelona, 1995; New Powers, New World Masters, Fides, Montreal; and others.   

While he is a man for the future, he is not shy to point out where slap-dash modernization has hurt mankind, and he pleads for a thoughtful approach to the future that leaves us room to be human.

 

About the Book

This book is written for readers who resented email even before we found out it was being intercepted by the government (or governments?), readers who doubt that Uncle Sam knows what’s best for everyone, readers who...

This book is written for readers who resented email even before we found out it was being intercepted by the government (or governments?), readers who doubt that Uncle Sam knows what’s best for everyone, readers who wonder why the rest of the world doesn’t trust us, and readers who miss everything handcrafted and feel lost in a machine-made world.

Writing about globalization and its excesses, Ignacio Ramonet takes on the World Economic Forum in Davos and world leaders’ unchecked optimism.

He presents an original, discriminating and lucid political matrix for understanding what he calls the “current world disorder” in terms of internationalization, cyberculture, and political chaos.

“There will be a convulsion in the world economy the likes of which we’ve never seen before,” warned Kenneth Courtis, chief economist and strategist for Deutsche Bank Group in Tokyo, “unless policymakers manage to pull back from the current path of excess industrial capacity, high levels of debt and structurally slow growth.” That is precisely what The Geopolitics of Chaos is about, and the unnerving new cracks in global stability make this book seem prescient and increasingly relevant.



Pages 180
Year: 1997
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