Editorial: A war over progress

The moral distance is great between smashing the window of a McDonald's restaurant to protest globalization and smashing airliners into skyscrapers to express distaste for Western values. The former is vandalism. The latter is murder. In fact, there would be no reason to examine antiglobalization mischief in the context of anti-Western murder if the antiglobalization crowd itself hadn't provided one.Several thousand protestors showed up in Washington, DC, in September's last weekend even though the target of their mobilization had been canceled. They had planned demonstrations against joint annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. When those events ga...

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