Globalization:The Super- Story by Thomas L Friedman has an organized layout in itsstructure. The article has clear introductory paragraphs as well asthe body that is further separate from the conclusion. This will beclearly highlighted in the following summary. In the introductoryparagraph as we are informed that the author was born in Minnesota.He majored in the study of modern Middle Eastern at the masters’level from Oxford University. After his studies he was able to serveat various capacities at the New York Times .Between 1979-1984 heserved as the Times correspondent from Beirut Lebanon. After leavingthat post he took up the seat as the bureau chief in Jerusalem.Furthermore, he has published a number of books that dwell on variouseconomic issues ranging from cultural, political and economic issues.In the second paragraph he introduces the idea that he is a believerin the idea of super story that is the idea that we all carry with usa big lens through which we look at the world as well as it events.He gives an example of the 9/11 attacks.
Inthe third paragraph the author begins to explain the he explains themeaning of globalization. He explains globalization to be theincreasing interwoven dependency among countries in the world. Hestates that that today’s opportunities and threats to an individualare all dependent on the established connections. The author goes onto point to the clear differences between globalization and the coldwar system. To begin with, the cold war painted the world as adivided and chopped up place where people would view other s asthreats if they were not in good terms. Moreover, the opportunitieswere also dependent on the people that no division existed. However,with reference to globalization the main theme is integration of mostparties in the world increasing opportunities to expansion andwelfare improvement.
Secondly,in the cold war that was characterized by two parties that claimed tolead that is United States and Soviet Union. They both acted as thehotlines in the cold war. The single word that ruled was the” wall”the Berlin wall. Contrary to this the modern world in the wake ofglobalization is well explained using the phrase world wide web. Theinternational system is now joined up by the web making interactionsreal time across the world. Thirdly, the other difference betweencold war system and globalization is the power structuring .While ascold war system was built around the nation states namely the twosuper powers afore mentioned. The various states had to balance totaking sides on the two given sides. However, globalization is builtaround the three levels of balances namely: traditional powerbalance, the nation-states and global market balance and the balancebetween individuals and nation states.
Thethree are important to ensure stability in the world for the businessto thrive. The individuals are empowered to the extent that they cansingle handedly bring down airplanes using sophisticated devices thatare connected to the web and satellites.A clear example is the 9/11attacks castigated by Osama Bin laden. Additionally, globalizationhas marked the rise of super empowered individuals as opposed to thetraditional superpower and” supermarkets’’. The world has cometo appoint where the super empowered individual have to be dealt withaccording as opposed to the time when it all about the super power inthe cold war system.
To summarize ,as it is marked in the last paragraph that deals with the concluding remarks in the essay it is important to note that therise of super empowered individuals in the wake of globalization.This marks dynamics of brought about by the globalization asillustrated in the above summary. It is important to note the complexnature of the globalization and how to handle the challenges thatcome with it. In the concluding part the example of the power of ane-mail is given. Sadly, the number of the super empowered angry menis on the rise.