Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Global Fundamentalism

In "Global Fundamentalism", Frank J. Lechner proposes that fundamentalism is facing a future of problems. This is mainly due to the fact that globalization is now taking off. As Lechner states, "global culture, after all, is still (though not only) the culture of modernity," (Lechner 349). I completely agree, since globalization is something that has developed more and more over time, ecomposing newer technologies to trade among other societies. Lechner believes, however, that globalization works against fundamentalism, which is true, however he also says that it is 'contaminated' with globalization culture. Once again, I feel the theory of interdependence is at play, and is also needed to a certain degree for fundamentalism to grow. Lechner even acknowledges and states that the future of fundamentalism is bleak, and that the problems need to be confronted now instead of when it's too late.

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