As the world shrinks as the result of modern-day technology and the rise of a global economy, more cultures are coming into close contact with one another. While this has brought about some major cultural clashes, it also has positive effects: Different cultures and societies are no longer as isolated, so new ideas can spread faster and mix more freely. Suddenly that neighbor across the globe is as close as the neighbor across town -- or next door. This forces people to reevaluate their own ideas and prejudices, to consider the merits of other cultures, perhaps even to incorporate others' values as their own, thereby... More >>>