Tag: Nations

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https://www.bbc.com/news/world-48755154 Now, climate change turns out to be this, after all and yet again. One would have thought the original premise that no one can escape would have scared the human race. But no, bad guys are planning to shield themselves and so the message is how the dastardly must be caught and stopped…with a […]

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In the June 3-4 edition of the Wall Street Journal, “Review” section, Roger Scruton did an essay “The Case for Nations”. “You cannot immigrate into a tribe, a family, or a faith, but you can immigrate into a country, provided you are prepared to obey the rules that make that country into a home.  That […]

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It’s generally accepted among Christians I know that Judaism is today a faith not limited to bloodlines. But in the Torah (Old Testament) Jews seem to be clearly described as descendants of Abraham competing with various other tribal peoples. Even at the time of Jesus, enmity between Jews and Samaritans — who were circumcised and adhered […]

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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.