This book has emerged over several years through discussions with many colleagues and students and support from numerous people and institutions. The deficiencies, controversies, or oversights that readers will find in my premises, analyses, or presentation have emerged through my own faults and negligence. My themes and the bookU+027s conclusions reflect and include the work of many scholars, managers, diplomats, and students. Over the several years spent in developing my concepts into coherent perceptions of globalization, the endurance, regard, and understanding of my mentors, students, family, and friends have been indispensable. Many gracious colleagues—diplomatic, commercial, and academic—and students have patiently heard, read, and examined my ideas and analyses, and the conclusions in the book. Many have provided useful, undiscovered references, as well as muchneeded criticism and focus. Some of my students have adapted one or another of my themes to their own work in different fields and have introduced me to their own novel ideas and insights.
The staffs of the Ginn Library of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy and the Tisch Library of Tufts University have been of immeasurable assistance and support. Not only have they tolerated my unusual research habits, but enthusiastically sought—and found—the arcane references and information that I persisted in demanding. I owe special thanks to Karen Coppock and Ted Johnson, who read the chapters as I constructed them.
My family tolerated my endless papers, notes, and books as I tried to organize what seems to many to be an impossibly complex set of ideas, events, and impressions. The result of an invaluable and very special person, this book is dedicated to my wife, Donna, who has given and tolerated far much more than I have deserved.