Jihad Vs. McWorld

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Philosophy

 

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Stephanie S

 

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April 30, 2012

 

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University

 

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States are breaking up or joining up: the Soviet Union has disappeared almost overnight, its parts forming new unions with one another or with like-minded nationalities in neighboring states. The old interwar national state based on territory and political sovereignty looks to be a mere transitional development...
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The old interwar national state based on territory and political sovereignty looks to be a mere transitional development. The tendencies of what I am here calling the forces of Jihad and the forces of McWorld operate with equal strength in opposite directions, the one driven by parochial hatreds, the other by universalizing markets, the one re-creating ancient subnational and ethnic borders from within, the other making national borders porous from without...
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