Are We Coming Apart Or Together?

If you like things that are new and different, our globalizing world is a dream. Plenty of folks, though, want things to stay the same

It is a truth all but universally acknowledged that the more internationalism there is in the world, the more nationalism there will be: the more multinational companies, multicultural beings and planetary networks are crossing and transcending borders, the more other forces will, as if in response, fashion new divisions and aggravate old ones. Human nature abhors a vacuum, and it is only natural, when people find themselves in a desert, without boundaries, that they will try to assuage their vulnerability by settling into a community. Thus fewer and fewer wars take place these days across borders, and more and more take...

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