The Lexus and the Olive Tree

The Lexus and the Olive Tree

By Thomas L Friedman $22.99 Harper Collins  As the Foreign Affairs columnist for The New York Times, Thomas L. Friedman has travelled to the four corners of the globe, interviewing people from all walks of contemporary life – Brazilian peasants in the Amazon rain forest, new entrepreneurs in Indonesia, Islamic students in Teheran, and the […]

My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with an Indonesian Islamist

My Friend the Fanatic: Travels with an Indonesian Islamist

 By Sadanand Dhume Text Publishing RRP $AUS34.95  In October 2002, Sadanand Dhume found himself in a place most foreigners were trying to flee Bali. Powerful explosions the previous night had ripped through two tourist nightclubs, killing more than two hundred people. That evening he visited what remained of the Sari Club. Standing among piles of […]