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Published by Times Books in New York .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Social values.,
  • Social history -- 20th century.,
  • Democracy.,
  • Capitalism.,
  • Religious fundamentalism.,
  • Nationalism.

Book details:

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [302]-361) and index.

Other titlesJihad versus McWorld
StatementBenjamin R. Barber.
Classifications
LC ClassificationsHM201 .B37 1995
The Physical Object
Paginationxii, 381 p. ;
Number of Pages381
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1270883M
ISBN 100812923502
LC Control Number95002086

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