Tag Archives: History of Globalization

Microbes in Motion: Touring World History

There has been considerable historical evidence that pathogenic microorganisms are poised to launch new assaults on a global scale.

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Christopher Columbus Vs. Vasco da Gama

In the history of globalization, what was more successful — Christopher Columbus’s discovery of the Americas, or Vasco da Gama’s discovery of India?

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Remembering the Start of Globalization

The train of globalization left the station when Columbus reached the Americas. It will never go back.

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The Decline of the West

This summer will mark the centenary of the appearance of the first volume of Oswald Spengler’s influential The Decline of the West.

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Deconstructing Globalization

The anthropological dimension of why we blame “globalization” for our own, very human lack of proper action and understanding.

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Why Some Nations Grow Fast (and Others Don’t)

What are the historical origins and future prospects of the Chinese business model?

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German Scientists as 18th-Century Globalists

The Germans did not have an overseas empire in the 18th century. How did they still become a global force in trade, science, religion and exploration?

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Religion and Economic Success in Europe

Why does the idea persist that Europe’s Catholic nations have always been economic slow-growers?

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The Catholic Origins of Globalization

Why do some economists persist in stereotyping Europe’s Catholic nations as laggards, when they practically invented what we today call globalization?

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America and Europe: John Locke vs. Saint Augustine

How have religious influences changed the way Americans and Europeans think about the role of government?

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