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Mark Hecht suggests that globalization is contingent on technology and social cohesion, a balance that is upended by decline, chaos, and authoritarianism. People's needs become local as greater political structures subside—God is high above and the Tsar is far away.
Time seems to be going by faster than ever before. The pre-pandemic world feels like a lifetime ago, and the hectic chaos of 2016 is an increasingly distant memory. Technology has shrunk distance and a month spans an eon, leaving each of us lost in the morass of the everyday