In World on Fire, Amy Chua shows that as global markets open, ethnic conflict worsens and democracy in developing nations turns ugly and violent.
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Examining the actual impact of economic globalisation across the world, Chua shows how free markets have concentrated disproportionate, often spectacular wealth in the hands of resented ethnic groups - market dominant minorities.
Chua is not an anti-globalist. But she warns that, far from making the world a better place, democracy and capitalism - at least in the raw form in which they are currently being exported - are intensifying ethnic resentment and global violence, with potentially catastrophic results.