Jeffry A. Frieden is the Stanfield Professor of International Peace at Harvard University. A specialist on the politics of international financial relations, he is also coauthor, with Menzie Chinn, of Lost Decades, a history of the 2008 financial crisis.
Essential reading for anyone who wants to understand the history of globalization from 1870 to the present. -- John Bruton - Irish Independent Broad and ambitious in its sweep... One lesson with enormous contemporary resonance emerges: globalization is neither inevitable nor irreversible. Governments can choose to retreat into isolation and have often done so. -- Alan Beattie - FT Magazine ...even-handed and objective. -- The Washington Post