Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Some ponderable points on globalization
  • respect for local traditions and cultures without imposing a globalization based merely on economic criteria
  • respect for the human person as the main protagonist in the process of development
  • avoiding excessive concentration of power at higher levels and allowing institutions such as the family, local communities and ethnic groups sufficient autonomy [to play their primary roles and] carry out their functions
"Discernment is needed in order to avoid accepting a vision of globalization that sees itself as part of a postmodern process in which liberty is given an absolute value and a place for tradition and religion is denied."
Key here is how to strike a negotiated balance. (items in italics, mine)

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