Globalization And Cosmopolitanism By Thomas Friedman

980 WordsOct 25, 20164 Pages
Globalization and Cosmopolitanism In current century, it has become way easier to communicate with one another around the world because of the advancement in technology, making it way easier for us to know what’s going on around the world from our couch with the help of the internet, which is known as globalization. Because of globalization it has become easier to communicate with people which is what Kwame Anthony Appiah emphasizes on “making conversation” and “the primacy of practice”. Appiah also talks about another concept that is cosmopolitanism which means global citizens of the world and how it may either bring people together or draw them apart from one another. Appiah also emphasizes that making conversation doesn’t necessarily mean that it would reduce conflict, Thomas Friedman also agrees with Appiah theory, which is “No two countries that are both part of the same global supply chain will ever fight as war as long as they are each part of that supply chain” (Freidman 173). Does making conversation really solve any problem/conflict? What is cosmopolitanism and does his concept really help apply to the world and how helpful has it been in solving problems? Does meditating into different cultures solve any problems? After 9/11 began a divide between “us” and “them” will that be solved? Being connected to one another does that really solve problem much. Appiah mentions in the interview that even though we may overcome these difference we are being
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