Globalization wields powerful influence over societies and cultures. Business travelers and tourists both observe and distribute new ideas. New ideas, interactions, foods and products are tried, then embraced or discarded. With the internet or satellite television, films, publications, photographs, news reports and cartoons can travel instantly, entertaining or angering audiences around the globe. With social media like Facebook or Twitter, individuals offer news and own instant pronouncements on trends. Whether slowly through immigration or immediately online, these connections bring about some convergence of norms on fashion to human rights while also provoking challenges from traditionalists. A global society has emerged, and it’s tightly linked.

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Wang Gungwu
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Nagasaki 1945: While Independents Were Scorned, Embed Won Pulitzer

Newly unearthed documents show how the story of the A-bomb was suppressed and revealed
Mark Selden
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¿Quo vadis, Estados Unidos?

Immanuel Wallerstein
July 13, 2004

¿Quo vadis, Estados Unidos?

Immanuel Wallerstein
July 13, 2004

Fallout from the War on Terror – Part I

Antiterrorism policy has taken its toll on foreign enrollment in US universities
Mark Sidel
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Global groups cannot wait for governments to solve problems
Peter Westmacott
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The developed world has lost its confidence
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Karin Klein
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Forget Fake News – The Real Filter Bubble Is You

Banning fake news is censorship, and the internet remains a resource for fact-checking
Will Self
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League of Nationalists

Leaders talk tough about outsiders, but the controls could spread throughout society
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