I have a vision of the world as a global village, a world without boundaries. Imagine a history teacher making history!
"[President George W. Bush] has a vision which can be described with two other words: Manichaean paranoia... the notion that he is leading the forces of good against the empire of evil, that in that setting, the fact that we are morally superior justifies us committing immoral acts. And that is a very dangerous posture for the country that is the number one Global power. ... The fact is he squandered our credibility, our legitimacy, and even respect for our power."zbigniew brzezinski
The destruction of the natural world is not the result of Global capitalism, industrialisation, 'Western civilisation' or any flaw in human institutions. It is a consequence of the evolutionary success of an exceptionally rapacious primate. Throughout all of history and prehistory, human advance has coincided with ecological devastation.john n. gray
Technically speaking, since our complex societies are highly susceptible to interferences and accidents,they certainly offer ideal opportunities for a prompt disruption of normal activities. These disruptions can, with minimum expense, have considerably destructive consequences. Global terrorism is extreme both in its lack of realistic goals and in its cynical exploitation of the vulnerability of complex systems.jürgen habermas
Today we're dumping 70 million tons of Global-warming pollution into the environment, and tomorrow we will dump more, and there is no effective worldwide response. Until we start sharply reducing Global-warming pollution, I will feel that I have failed.al gore
The Muslim Brotherhood is a Global movement whose members cooperate with each other throughout the world, based on the same religious worldview - the spread of Islam, until it rules the world.mahdi akef
As the Global expansion of Indian and Chinese restaurants suggests, xenophobia is directed against foreign people, not foreign cultural imports.eric hobsbawm
With all of the hysteria, all of the fear, all of the phony science, could it be that manmade Global warming is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on the American people? It sure sounds like it.james inhofe
When I was ambushed by Global warming advocates recently—no, they haven't given up—they asked me the same questions they always ask: "What if you're wrong?" and "If you're wrong will you apologize to future generations?" I always answer, "What if you're wrong? Will you apologize to my twenty kids and grandkids for the largest tax increase in American history?" They usually don't have anything to say after that.james inhofe
"In the same way that the Soviets' Sputnik satellite woke up the country to the need for math and science education, the outsourcing conversation cries out for a constructive, long-term solution that ensures Americans have world-class education, a world-class workforce and the ability to remain a competitive Global leader." (2004)
The major challenges facing humanity today are Global – climate change, accessible fresh water, ever decreasing bio-diversity and over population. These problems call for Global solutions and these solutions will require co-operation on a Global scale unparalleled in history. Peace is the essential prerequisite to create the environment to achieve the levels of co-operation necessary.steve killelea
The United States has an isolationist and insular culture, combined with a Global and interventionist posture. This highly dangerous and febrile mixture, which greatly facilitates the task of the fear-mongers and chauvinists, needs a very exact and nuanced diagnosis. I don't think that analogies from the totalitarian model, however suggestive, are sufficient.christopher hitchens
Should Saddam be considered a condottiere, once in the pay of the U.S. government and then rebellious against his former masters? When war constitutes the Global order and when the generals become the highest magistrates, we cannot but expect such developments.Saddam Hussein
I'm not a Global warming believer. I'm not a Global warming denier. I'm a Global warming agnostic who believes instinctively that it can't be very good to pump lots of CO2 into the atmosphere but is equally convinced that those who presume to know exactly where that leads are talking through their hats.charles krauthammer
...in the period from 1923 to 1948, known as the Bharata Natyam revival. Performers, critics, and promoters through Bharata Natyam to the urban proscenium stage, recontextualizing and renaming it. In doing so they crafted a genealogy in which Bharat Natyam came to represent ancient tradition and critical experimentation, nationalism, regional identities and the Global transference forms outside of geographical and cultural boundaries.
The real problem is how to get people to internally transform , from egocentric to sociocentric to worldcentric consciousness, which is the only stance that can grasp the Global dimensions of the problem in the first place, and thus the only stance that can freely, even eagerly, embrace Global solutions.ken wilber
Global poverty is an "input" on the supply side; the Global economic system feeds on cheap labor.
Megalomania is the occupational disease of Global victors, unless controlled by fear.Eric (John Ernest) Hobsbawm
I accept that climate change is a challenge, I accept the broad theory about Global warming. I am sceptical about a lot of the more gloomy predictions.john howard
Global warming. every day i leave my house and think, "was it this hot last year?" the heat this summer here in LA and in most of the US has been unbearable. i can't remember another time when it was 105 degrees fahrenheit out here (40.5 celsius), and that's the kind of weather we've been having pretty much every day.mike shinoda
Geographically, the Global economy is now multi-polar , as new centres of production have emerged in parts of what had been, historically, the periphery of the world economy. The world is now more accurately described as a 'mosaic of unevenness in a continual state of flux'.peter dicken
The world is a complex, interconnected, finite, ecological–social–psychological–economic system . We treat it as if it were not, as if it were divisible, separable, simple, and infinite. Our persistent, intractable Global problems arise directly from this mismatch.donella meadows
In the 1990's, a time of corporate capital's Global ascendancy, the mildest restraints on its prerogatives have been peremptorily rejected. Automatically, under this designation, measures to protect national cultural industries, for example, have been ruled unacceptable infringements of "free trade".herbert schiller
The collapse of the Global marketplace would be a traumatic event with unimaginable consequences. Yet I find it easier to imagine than the continuation of the present regime.
The level and extent of Global interest in Gross National Happiness in the wake of the General Assembly resolution and the Bhutan-sponsored High Level Meeting at the UN Headquarters in New York on April 2, 2012 have been truly astounding and inspiring as well as deeply humbling. Some of the finest minds in the world today are engaged in exploring and understanding the scope and sweep of this revolutionary ideal of human well-being and societal progress.
Canada is today the most successful pluralist society on the face of our globe, without any doubt in my mind.... That is something unique to Canada. It is an amazing Global human asset.
Well, I'm going Global! Local service may be fine for timid creatures like yourself, but I'm challenging the big guys! Now if you'll excuse me, I'm due to be on a panel!