Everyone knows we live in a brave new world of globalization.
And like a lot of things that everyone knows, it isn’t so.
Not only was the globalization of the late 19th century, with formal colonial empires spanning the world, just as profound as today, it generated a similar class of professional sophists to justify it all.
Think Thomas Friedman and his ilk are original? Think again. I just discovered a most amusing clip from the BBC TV production of Anthony Trollope’s 1875 novel The Way We Live Now, a startlingly modern satire of corrupt yuppies in Victorian London.
Posted December 26, 2012 at 8:00 am, in Videos