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The Perils of the Cosmopolitan Dream

Aug 17, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Urbanization and the potential for a clash of civilizations
Commuters pass through Grand Central Terminal during morning rush hour in New York City, one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world.
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The rapid advance of globalization via travel, trade and ever more ubiquitous technologies of communication has felt in recent decades like a juggernaut trend -- as inevitable and unstoppable as advances in technology. But recently we've experienced a countertrend: resistances in forms such as the Brexit, to say nothing of Donald Trump's literal call for a wall. What is this reversal all about?...

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