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Faux Realism

Spin versus substance in the Bush foreign-policy doctrine.

Globalization Without a Net

Why national governments cannot integrate their countries into the global economy and protect the poor at the same time.

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Virtual Nationalism

European integration may be the best way for ethnic groups to pursue their national ambitions.

McOndo Revealed

Excerpt from Edmundo Paz Soldán’s Sueños digitales (Digital Dreams) (La Paz: Alfaguara, 2000), a novel about a graphic artist tempted to digitally alter compromising political photographs.

Magical Neoliberalism

A decade of market reforms in Latin America has transformed more than the region's economies. It also sparked a 21st-century cultural revolution, a sort of shock therapy for the soul. The quaint, folkloric sensibility of magical realism has given way to a gritty, urban freneticism in fiction, music, and film. Welcome to the new world of Latin America's NAFTA -- make that FTAA -- generation.

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Does the Public Care?

U.S. public-opinion data reveal mixed views regarding the importance to consumers of labor conditions around the world. Below, a sampling of American attitudes from 1999 and 2000.