A Note to Those who Cry Wolf:

Globalization does not amount to Americanization.

This despite the protestations of the Starbucks and McDonald’s window smashing set (who always sport such interesting coiffures). As mentioned in The Chronicle of Higher Education:

Algerians in Paris practice Thai boxing; Asian rappers in London snack on Turkish pizza; Salman Rushdie delights readers everywhere with his Anglo-Indian tales. Although - as with any change - there can be downsides to cultural globalization, this cross-fertilization is overwhelmingly a force for good.

Which perhaps explains why the catch all issue of globalization; used by the left to lambast everything from genetically engineered crops to the fate of indigenous musical styles, has failed to galvanize the American public.

Posted by dce at June 20, 2003 3:37 PM | TrackBack (1)