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Thousands of people have done well out of their belief in Globalization, and their professional survival is dependent on our continued shared devotion to the cause. So is their personal sense of self-worth. They will be in positions of power for a few more years, and so they will make their case for a few more years. But the signs of decline are clear, and since 1995 those signs have multiplied, building on one another, turning a confused situation into a collapse.

Via John Ralston Saul’s essay The collapse of globalism: And the rebirth of nationalism (subscription required) published in the March 2004 issue of Harpers.

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