World on Fire
Amy Chua’s remarkable book explores the tensions of the post-Cold War globalising world. As global markets open, ethnic conflict worsens and democracy in developing nations can turn ugly and violent.
Chua shows hoe free markets have concentrated disproportionate, often spectacular wealth in the hands of resented ethnic groups – ‘market dominant minorities’. Adding democracy to this volatile mix can unleash suppressed ethnic hatred and bring power to ethno-nationalist governments that pursue aggressive policies of confiscation and revenge.
Author: Amy Chua