How Globalization Spurs Terrorism: The Lopsided Benefits of "One World" and Why That Fuels Violence

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PREFACE

This book is about how globalization1 is taking place in a “fractured” manner and resulting in terrorism. I use the term fractured globalization to mean that as economic and technological forces push us toward the global, psychological needs pull us toward the local; as economic barriers weaken and dissolve, identity barriers2 loom up and become more rigid; as nation states join larger regional unions and we move in some ways closer to a global village, identity-based differences and particularly religious divisions magnify and we become in other ways more balkanized and more separated from one another. It is in the wider context of fractured globalization that we can better understand radicalization and terrorism associated with Islamic communities around the world. Such an understanding requires a macro, long-term view of human societies.

Another important consequence of fractured globalization I explore is a new global American dilemma. The first American dilemma arose out of contradictions between the rhetoric of equality, emanating from the Declaration of American Independence (1776) and other foundational American documents, and the practice of racial segregation. This dilemma was eventually resolved through desegregation legislation and changes in race relations from the 1960s. The new global American dilemma is rooted in contradictions between American ideals and rhetoric in support of democracy around the world, and U.S. government practices in support of “pro-American” dictatorships. The new global American dilemma was brought to a climax during the presidency of George W. Bush (2000–2008), when he authorized the invasion of Iraq as part of a “pro- democracy” agenda, and at the same time continued to

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