February 1, 2002
Globalizing the Exchange of Ideas
As I sit at my computer, a steady flow of ships sails past my window, arriving at and leaving Hong Kong, the world's busiest container port. Manufactured goods stream out from here to all corners of the earth. So, as I sit at home, I see globalization manifest.
My colleagues and I here are in scholarly publishing, however, not in manufacturing; we're trying to focus not on globalization, but on globalism. That's a distinction, I fear, that too many scholarly publishers in the United