Saturday, April 6

Will globalization ultimately strengthen or destroy the state? Will it lead to more democracies or more revolutions? excellent debate between Thomas Friedman of the New York Times ("...capabilities create intentions. In other words, if you give people B-52s, they will find ways to use them.") and Robert Kaplan of the Atlantic Monthly ("Globalization is not necessarily good news; it’s just the news. And the news could get scarier and scarier, because more interconnections will lead to complexity before they’ll lead to stability."). (Via A&L.)