Give Global Capitalism A Chance

It doesn't parse. Charlene Barshefsky, acting U.S. trade representative, is off championing global capitalism by tearing down national barriers to telecom trade. At the same time, Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State, embarks on a mission to expand NATO by drawing new military-political lines down the middle of Europe. The glaring inconsistency highlights the simple fact that the ghosts of the Cold War continue to tug at U.S. foreign policy. It would be a serious mistake to redraw the military-political maps of Europe and Asia before the pluralism-producing forces of global capitalism are given a chance to work their democratic magic.

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