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THINK GLOBAL: Roger Cohen commentary

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A commentary from author and journalist Roger Cohen, whose column "Globalist" is a regular feature in the International Herald Tribune. Read the full description.

Default-piece-image-0 The New York Times' international writer-at-large Roger Cohen argues that globalization has brought America closer to the world, but not everyone likes the proximity. "America, with its movie stars and Starbucks, lures but also repels," he says. "It sees itself spreading its gifts, inspiring a global tide of liberty, but others often see it as a trampler of tradition, mouther of half-truths, poor listener, robber baron dressed in a deceptive garb of noble intentions." The best way out, he argues, "may be a dose of humility." Roger Cohen was Foreign Editor of The New York Times through the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks. His prize-winning war coverage in Bosnia formed the basis of his acclaimed book, "Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo." His new is book “Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble.” Cohen's column "Globalist" appears twice a week in the International Herald Tribune.

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The New York Times' international writer-at-large Roger Cohen argues that globalization has brought America closer to the world, but not everyone likes the proximity. "America, with its movie stars and Starbucks, lures but also repels," he says. "It sees itself spreading its gifts, inspiring a global tide of liberty, but others often see it as a trampler of tradition, mouther of half-truths, poor listener, robber baron dressed in a deceptive garb of noble intentions." The best way out, he argues, "may be a dose of humility." Roger Cohen was Foreign Editor of The New York Times through the aftermath of the September 11, 2001, attacks. His prize-winning war coverage in Bosnia formed the basis of his acclaimed book, "Hearts Grown Brutal: Sagas of Sarajevo." His new is book “Soldiers and Slaves: American POWs Trapped by the Nazis’ Final Gamble.” Cohen's column "Globalist" appears twice a week in the International Herald Tribune.

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ROGER COHEN COMMENTARY
THINK GLOBAL

INTRO:

Political leaders often talk about globalization as a wide-open marketplace for products and ideas. But for many people in many countries, it looks suspiciously like an American project. The celebrated foreign correspondent Roger Cohen says America ignores that sentiment to its peril. Cohen was foreign editor of the New York Times through the aftermath of September 11 -- his column, called "Globalist," appears twice a week in the International Herald Tribune. His comments are part of Think Global, public radio's week of special coverage.

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