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Thomas Friedman's book, The World Is Flat, argues in favor of what he calls "the theory of conflict prevention." Williams Duiker is not so sure about the trend toward globalization, saying that it may be offset by a simultaneous trend toward fragmentation. Which of these writers is correct and why?

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Although I agree with many of the arguments that Thomas Friedman's alleges about the predominance of offshoring, outsourcing, and global technologies, I further deem the world as flattening but not totally flattened since the playing field is leveling, but I see severe economic and human rights inequities that do not convince me wholly of his assertions.

Since we still have such grave imbalances in the global economy, I see these disparities among nations as evidence of fragmentation, so I lean toward William Duiker's ...

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Thomas Friedman's book, The World Is Flat, is pinned briefly against Williams Duiker's theories about globalization.