The American Empire in a Changing World


Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Essay: 'Europe’s hard borders'

From Red Pepper

''In the aftermath of the cold war, the more utopian prophets of globalisation hailed the advent of a new ‘borderless’ world in which national borders would become irrelevant and obsolete. Since then governments across the world have dismantled barriers and tariffs against the free movement of capital and commodities, and entered into regional and transnational agreements that have relinquished traditional tenets of national sovereignty. ''

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