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Quotation of the Day…

… is from page 371 of Tom Palmer’s important 2004 monograph, Globalization and Culture: Homogeneity, Diversity, Identity, Liberty, as this monograph is reprinted in Tom’s 2009 book, Realizing Freedom:

I have observed the disappointment of visitors from wealthy cultures when colorful people dressed in brilliant clothes stop, pat themselves down, and take out cell phones in response to insistent ringing sounds. It’s not authentic! It ruins the whole trip! Those people are being robbed of their culture! They’re victims of global capitalism! The arrogance of those who want to keep the poor in their native environments, like lizards in a terrarium, is startling.