Globalization wields powerful influence over societies and cultures. Business travelers and tourists both observe and distribute new ideas. New ideas, interactions, foods and products are tried, then embraced or discarded. With the internet or satellite television, films, publications, photographs, news reports and cartoons can travel instantly, entertaining or angering audiences around the globe. With social media like Facebook or Twitter, individuals offer news and own instant pronouncements on trends. Whether slowly through immigration or immediately online, these connections bring about some convergence of norms on fashion to human rights while also provoking challenges from traditionalists. A global society has emerged, and it’s tightly linked.

We Need a Common Strategy

Ignoring anti-Semitism in Europe will not make it go away
Romano Prodi
February 18, 2004

Hmong Journey

15,000 Hmong, a people whose past has been marked by migration, now face another journey, this time to the USA
Ben Stocking
July 18, 2004

Key Cocaine Routes Closed, Feds Say

From Colombia to the Caribbean, drug smugglers face tough journey
Jay Weaver
June 24, 2004

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Daniel Williams
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Egyptians decry 'gay' U.S. abusers in Iraq

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Patrick Letellier
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