The traditional views on globalization center around a flat world, a pre-Pythagorean totalitarian rule-book for the world, usually gleaned or copied from the models we deployed in the U.S., a country with the biggest Neanderthal stick of power. A power often confounded with the merit of excellence.
Apart from the fact that our democracy fails to yield to principles of renewability (for reasons I explain on my blog) and thus is unsustainable, any totalitarian approach of absolutism to manage the world’s relativity is by definition a failed one. All totalitarian approaches have a lousy track-record, with history and time proving its artificial and stale boundaries justifiably wrong at every turn.
Our differences as human beings are more important than our commonalities, the propensity of such value only secured by innate respect for multi-dimensional freedom, not by a single unquestionable dogma we expect the world to follow.
Globalization cannot be a one-size-fits-all mold of compliance. It must instead be implemented as a dynamic relativity theory (to each his own) of freedom to encircle the relativity of humanity. A freedom of freedom that supports and accentuates the value of our differences. So humanity can evolve, not into robots of ever-increasing mediocrity shaped by oligarchic enslavement, but instead expands itself in many directions towards the fringe of what is humanly possible.