Tag: Nationality

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When we identify a country as free or not free, what do we mean? If we claim that Canadians are more free than Mexicans, is the implication that a larger portion of Canadians are free? Or are we claiming that what a Canadian knows as freedom is ultimately (if not consistently on a point-by-point basis) […]

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Let’s talk about the Louisiana Purchase! No doubt, everyone else fed up with modern politics has taken up the same topic… perhaps around some good cognac or fried alligator, as the case may be.  The half of modern Americans who don’t hate themselves for living under the stars and stripes sometimes cite the Louisiana Purchase as an example […]

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Technology and Super-National Affiliation

 

In a recent essay, Henry Kissinger noted the potential of economic globalization to upset traditional paradigms of nationality and statehood.

The clash between the international economy and the political institutions that ostensibly govern it also weakens the sense of common purpose necessary for world order. The economic system has become global, while the political structure of the world remains based on the nation-state. Economic globalization, in its essence, ignores national frontiers. Foreign policy affirms them, even as it seeks to reconcile conflicting national aims or ideals of world order.