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Qxd 27/01/2005 10:20 Page 39 G L O B A L I Z AT I O N A N D WA R in the rich countries democracy is under attack by virtue of the shift of decision-making power from governments, which may be partially responsive to the public, to private tyrannies, which have no such defects. Cynical slogans such as ‘trust the people’ or ‘minimize the state’ do not, under current circumstances, call for increasing popular control. They shift decisions from governments to other hands, but not ‘the people’: rather, the management of collectivist legal entities, largely unaccountable to the public, and effectively totalitarian in internal structure, much as conservatives charged a century ago when opposing the corporatization of America.
But there is no need to accept these rules, and those who are concerned with the fate of the world and its people will surely follow a very different course. The popular struggles against investor rights ‘globalization’, mostly in the South, have influenced the rhetoric, and to some extent the practices, of the masters of the universe, who are concerned and defensive. These popular movements are unprecedented in scale, in range of constituency, and in international solidarity; the meetings at the WSF are a critically important illustration.
The Reaganites had to resort to international terrorism instead of invading Central America directly, on the Kennedy-Johnson model. The same changes explain the intelligence review of the incoming Bush-I administration in 1989, warning that in conflicts against ‘much weaker enemies’ – the only kind it makes sense to confront – the United States must ‘defeat them decisively and rapidly’, or the campaign will lose ‘political support’, understood to be thin. qxd 27/01/2005 10:20 Page 24 NOAM CHOMSKY have kept to that pattern, and the scale of protest and dissent has steadily increased.