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Falling Off the Edge

Globalization, World Peace and Other Lies

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Falling Off the Edge by Alex Perry
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Since the fall of the Berlin Wall, international corporations and governments have embraced the idea of a global village: a shrinking, booming world in which everyone benefits. What if that's not the case? Alex Perry, award-winning foreign correspondent, travels from the South China Sea to the highlands of Afghanistan to the Sahara to see first-hand globalization at the sharp end -- and it's not pretty. Whether it's Shenzen, China's boom city where sweatshops pay under-age workers less than $4 a day, or Bombay, where the gap between rich and poor means million-dollar apartments overlook million-people slums, or on the high seas with the pirates of southeast Asia who prey on the world's central trade artery, or South Africa, where Mandela's dream for a Rainbow Nation is being crushed by a new economic apartheid, Perry demonstrates, vividly and chillingly, that for every winner in our brave new world, there are hundreds of millions of losers. And be they Chinese army veterans, Indian Maoist rebels or the Somali branch of al Qaeda, they are all very, very angry. Falling Off the Edge is an adrenaline-charged journey through the developing world, which reveals with clarity that globalization starts wars. Far from living in a time of peace and prosperity, Perry suggests, the boom is about to go bang.

Author Biography

Alex Perry is Time's Africa Bureau Chief, based in Cape Town. From 2002 to 2006, he was South Asia bureau chief, based in New Delhi, and covering locations from Afghanistan to Burma. He has won several journalism awards, and his report from the battle at Mazar-i-Sharif in Afghanistan was featured in The Best American Magazine Writing 2002. In 2004, an article on Nepal's civil war was runner-up in the South Asia Journalism Association's Daniel Pearl Award for Outstanding Story. Perry has also contributed to several other award-winning TIME articles. He is married with two daughters and lives with his family in Cape Town.
Release date Australia
February 1st, 2010
Author
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
Unabridged edition
Imprint
Pan Books
Pages
368
Dimensions
130x198x25
ISBN-13
9780330456821
Product ID
3862552

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