In yesterday’s Wall Street Journal (4/28/08) a front page article explained a new trend of governments around the world to turn inward to nationalism while turning their backs on globalization. In the past we have seen borders, cultural boundaries and trade barriers fall but “the era of easy globalization is certainly over”. The market is a key factor. The World Wide Web (www.) is itself being pressured to replace .org and .com with equivalent key board characters that would “put many sites behind curtains to users from abroad.”
This is an interesting development considering the information in the blog I wrote on Sunday (4/27/08). God has established the world to operate with some basic divinely established institutions. One of these is nationalism. A natural, effective world requires nations. Globalization will not work.