Looking to Seaward

By | 2018-03-27T23:27:56+00:00 July 1st, 2016|News|

On Conrad’s ‘interminable waterway’, trade followed the flag and colonial misadventure cast a shadow over early globalisation. At the high watermark of European imperial effort, the interconnected pieces of the world economy still struggled with poor communications technology, limited cross-cultural understanding, and the tyranny of distance. In the 21st century, practitioners of international trade are building more positive themes onto earlier traditions in a time of instant communications, accessible air travel and the collective energy of an Internet-enabled global citizenry.

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