World Order

The 500-year-long, on-and-off uprising

Manila, 2004. Photo: Jay Directo/AFP/Getty

The mainstream assumption is that, once policy action and time have their impact, the wave of U.S. and European uprisings over globalization will subside. But that's only if you look at the problem as one that began in the last decade or two.

The old era is dead. Now we're grappling with the new one