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A critical review of the article "In Praise of Cultural Imperialism" by David Rothkopf.

Date Submitted: 06/12/2004 01:20:35
Category: / Social Sciences / Political Science
Length: 3 pages (701 words)
In the article, In Praise of Cultural Imperialism, David Rothkopf illustrates a progressive new world order where information is the new global currency and the United States, "the indispensable nation," is the bank. In his article, Rothkopf contrasts the victimizing tendencies of 'cultural barriers', which are the unmistakably causing ethnic, religious, ideological, tribal or nationalistic conflicts, to the uniting tendencies of western globalization. Rothkopf predicts the inevitable merging of all the cultures under the common …
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…to sustain globalization, cheap labour must readily available. If undeveloped countries become developed and the poor majority become empowered, where will the cheap labour come from? Although Rothkopf may bring attention to the overbearing extension of American cultural values over the globe, he underestimates how the rest of the worlds' varied and contrasting cultural values will effect the global environment. Consequently, his extremely biased perspectives undermine some of the more valid points of his article.
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