Is it still possible to separate the “foreign” from the “domestic?” The United States is about to embark on a presidential campaign season that may be one of the most important in decades. Candidates will make countless speeches in halls large and small across America expounding on their visions for foreign and domestic policies. But the two are harder and harder to separate, whether one is talking about events, markets, policies, or sentiments. We are living at a time when the global and the local, the national and the international, intersect dramatically, sometimes delightfully, sometimes terrifyingly. If nothing else, the events of 9/11 should have taught us that.
About Laurie King
Associate Professor of Teaching in the Department of Anthropology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; writer, editor, co-founder of Electronic Intifada, Electronic Iraq, and Electronic Lebanon. [Full bio]