Individual Author Record
Name: Richard C. LongworthPen Name: None Genre: Non-Fiction Other Born: in Iowa Sites:
Illinois ConnectionRichard Longworth is a senior fellow at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs and former Distinguished Visiting Scholar at DePaul University. He graduated from Northwestern University.
Biographical and Professional InformationLongworth joined the Chicago Council in 2003 as executive director of its Global Chicago Center after a career in journalism, most recently as senior correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. For 20 years, Longworth was a foreign correspondent for the Tribune and United Press International and was the Tribune's Chief European Correspondent. He has reported from 80 countries on five continents.
Titles At Your Library
Global Squeeze: The Coming Crisis for First-World Nations
ISBN: 0809229757 Contemporary Books. 1999 The current financial crisis in Asia shows just how powerful the globalization of money, trade, and investment has become in enriching, impoverishing, and even reshaping the nations in its path. Now, prize-winning reporter Richard Longworth reveals that globalization is wrenching not only the Third World but also important First-World nations like the U.S., Germany, France, and Japan. With trenchant analysis and sounding a wake-up call for change, Global Squeeze describes a world where the American middle class is disappearing, the social cohesion of post-World War II Europe is being undermined, and cracks are developing in what was once referred to as "Japan, Inc".
Caught in the Middle: America's Heartland in the Age of Globalism
ISBN: 1596915900 Bloomsbury USA. 2009
The Midwest has always been the heart of America-both its economic bellwether and the repository of its national identity. Now, in a new, globalized age, the Midwest is challenged as never before. With an influx of immigrant workers and an outpouring of manufacturing jobs, the region that defines the American self-the Lake Wobegon image of solid, hardworking farmers and factory hands-is changing at breakneck speed. As factory farms and global forces displace old ways of life, the United States is being transformed literally from the inside out.