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The Changing Global Order: World Leaders Reflect

The Changing Global Order: World Leaders Reflect

Nathan Gardels (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-577-18072-2

Nov 1997, Wiley-Blackwell

240 pages

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44 essays and conversations with world leaders taken from Nathan Gardels publications New Perspectives Quarterly journal and Global Viewpoint offering a clear perspective on modern civilization and where we are headed.


Part I: The Parted Paths of Postcolonialism.

1. One World, two Civilizations (Ryszard Kapuscinski).

2. State, Father, and God in the South (Mahmoud Hussein).

3. God Is Not a Head of State (Jean Daniel).

4. Islam's Second Awakening (Hassan al-Turabi).

5. When Allah Meets Galileo (Farida Faouzia Charfi).

6. God and the Political Planet (regis Debray).

7. Islam: Postman of Civilization (Haris Silajdzic).

8. Recolonize Africa (Ali Mazrui).

9. Does Africa Matter? (Yoweri Musevein).

10. Leaving History behind in Latin American (Alejandro Foxley).

11. Torture Without Inflation (Mario Vargas Llosa).

12. From Mosque to Multimedia: Hollywood, Islam and the Digital Age in Asia (Mahathir Mohamad).

13. China Can Say No to America (Zhang Xiaobo and Song Qiang).

14. America Is No Longer Asia's Model (Lee Kuan Yew).

Part II: Defrosting the Older Order.

15. What Did We End the Cold War For (Margaret Thatcher, Mikkail Gorbachev, Francois Mitterrand, and George Bush).

16. The Great Criminal Revolution (Anatoly Lukyanov).

17. Russia's Pink Clouds of Utopia (Yevgeny Yevtushenko).

18. MTV and NATO Under Postcommunism (Aleksandr Kwasniewski).

19. Victorious West, Humiliated Russia (Alexander Lebed).

20. (Very Recent) History Has Absolved Socialism (Fidel Castro).

21. Why UN Peacekeeping Failed in Bosnia (Kofi Annan).

Part III: Population, Migrants, and Megacities.

22. Full House: The Shadow of Global Scarcity (Lester R. Brown).

23. Consumer Society is the Enemy (Jacques Cousteau).

24. Overpopulation Tilts the Planer (Paul Kennedy).

25. Women as the Earths Last Hope (Nafiz Sadik).

26. Poor Girls (Benazir Bhutto).

27. Global Inequality: 358 Billionaires versus 2.3 Billion People (James Bustave Speth).

28. The Past is Too Small to Inhabit (Rem Koolhaas).

29. Asia's Urban Century. (George Yeo).

30. Immigrants as Postmodern Prophets (Richard Rodriguez).

Part IV: Globalization and Empires of the Mind.

31. The Culture of Prosperity (Francis Fukuyama).

32. Bypassing the State in Aisa (Chai-Anan Samudavanija).

33. China's 600,000Avon Ladies (Kenichi Ohmae).

34. Planetized Entertainment (Michael Eisner).

35. Resisting the Colonels of Disney (Costa-Gavras).

36. A Democratic Media Market (Bill Gates).

37. Singapore: Post-Liberal City of the Future (Nathan Gardels).

Part V: Terror, Democracy, and Peace after the Cold War.

38. Old Fanaticism, Modern Weapons (Shimon Peres).

39. Third Wave Terrorism rides the Tokyo Subway (Alvin Toffler).

40. Trading in the Apocalypse (Facques Attali).

41. Deng's Legacy: A China Consumed the Baos (Fang Lizhi).

42. Democracy is Asian As well (Aung San Suu Kyi).

43. A Pluralist Path in the Arab World (King Hussein).

44. Why Separate States (Benjamin Netanyahu).


"This book features more than 40 essays and interviews. The result is a look at political, social and economic issues in the changing global order. A must-read for those interested in global trends and thinking." Ong Sor Fern, The Straits Times

"Nathan Gardels shows that wisdom does not have to be wordy. In this book he has collected many of NPQ's most brilliant, fascianting and succinct interviews and essays by the world's political, intellectual and business leaders. It is a volume of insights and surprises." Samuel Huntington, Harvard University

* Contains 44 essays and conversations with major world leaders.
* Includes a fascinating discussion between Bush, Gorbachev, Thatcher and Mitterand that took place in February of 1995 talking about their respective roles in ending the cold war.
* Contains interviews with Bill Gates, King Hussein, Alvin Toffler, Fidel Castro, Benjamin Netanyahu, Vaclav Klaus, and Kofi Annan, to name a few.