What is a summary of "Why the World Isn't Flat" by Panjak Ghemawat? I know it's a sort of reply to Thomas Friedman's "The World Is Flat," talking about the world not being as globalized as we were meant to believe.

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A summary of Pankaj Ghemawat's argument is that proponents of globalization use scant statistics to draw exaggerated conclusions, that such conclusions cannot reasonably be drawn from the data, and that "bridges" and "barriers at borders" are still very much in existence and of stronger consequence than suggested by the rise of Internet telephony. Ghemawat cites examples of how localization—the relevance of "geography, language, and distance"—is a determining factor in what can be accomplished and a deterrent to intensified globalization. The summation of Ghemawat's discussion is that he sees the exaggeration of globalization as threatening nations' sovereignty and antagonizing nations' "tendency to support protectionism." Ghemawat concludes by asserting, after presenting convincing evidence, that enthusiasts of globalization are "painting" a world that "doesn't exist" and that is "unproductive" and "dangerous."

One of Ghemawat's foundational premises is that, according to his...

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