The Post American World Ch. 3-5 Valentine

Due Tuesday

Guys, these are focus questions, you do not need to have formal written answers.

What are Zakaria’s ideas about what causes nations/societies to make progress?

What is the influence of modernization and Westernization on non-Western societies?  Are the two forces necessarily independent?

In the post-American world, what is the connection between local and global?  Do you agree or disagree with Zakaria’s assessment?

According to Zakaria, what is the relationship between economics, politics and culture in China and India?  What information do you find most compelling and disturbing?  In what ways is the rise of the rest – experienced by China and India – similar and different between these two countries?

Does knowing more about a “Chinese” or “Hindu” worldview change your global perspective?

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