The world has benefitted immensely from global trade and freedom of movement, but since September 11, 2001, we have also increasingly seen the darker side of a more interconnected world. It is time to take a step back and assess the political reality world leaders created. At the end of this process, we may find that the Founding Fathers were even wiser than most people think. Peak Globalization
Peak globalization occurred after the fall of the Soviet Union in 1991. The West went into a frenzy over the victory of capitalism over communism, epitomized by the 1992 book The End of History and the Last Man by Francis Fukuyama. Almost everyone agreed that a more open world with free movement of goods, services, and people was good.
However, the corpse of the Soviet Union was still warm when the European Union was created in 1993. It was celebrated as an institutionalization of globaliz...
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