Ulrich Beck

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And it also became clear that these conditions of inequality and historical injustice have given rise to a feeling of hate in the world - a deeply felt hate that cannot easily be overcome with a few good words.

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Accordingly, globalization is not only something that will concern and threaten us in the future, but something that is taking place in the present and to which we must first open our eyes.

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But it then very soon became clear that the response of a war against terrorism, initially conceived of in a metaphorical sense, began to be taken increasingly seriously and came to entail waging a real war.

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And the terror itself is an example of the world's uncontrollability.

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Global conditions are far too complex to be able to imagine that they could ever be really controlled by one power.

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Europe itself is an embodiment of this diversity.

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I forced myself to think what is the new concept and it became clear to me that it was risk, not only in technology and ecology, but in life and employment, too.

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In the final analysis, terror is also another proof of the fact that the superpower is not really a superpower. It was vulnerable.

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I held a conference in Harvard where Americans said they didn't believe in risk. They thought it was just European hysteria. Then the terrorist attacks happened and there was a complete conversion. Suddenly terrorism was the central risk.

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In the first instance, therefore, global terrorism created a kind of global community sharing a common fate, something we had previously considered impossible.

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Initially, the horrific images of September 11th triggered an enormous wave of solidarity.

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Relinquishing apparent national sovereignty does not have to entail a loss of national sovereignty, but can actually be a benefit.

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Nonetheless, we continue to be obsessed with finding or inventing a European nation which, as in the nation state, guarantees homogeneity and thus an appropriate form of democracy and centralized government.

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The basic assumption of the secular society is that modernity overcomes religion.

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That was the first major social sciences conference at which social scientists from all cultures wanted to reach a consensus on whether we can continue to pursue a national course in the social sciences or whether we need a cosmopolitan path that also connects us in a new way.

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The idea that you surrender your identity when you relinquish national powers is unhelpful. No, indeed, precisely the opposite is the case: if done in an intelligent way, you attain the sovereignty to better solve national problems in cooperation with others.

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This experience actually means the very opposite: the largest military power was unable to stop such a sensitive attack and will be unable to rule out such a possibility in the future. Precisely this is the background to the United States' military interventions.

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The world has become so complex that the idea of a power in which everything comes together and can be controlled in a centralized way is now erroneous.

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We do not yet have the solutions to these questions, but the awareness that we live in an endangered world is present in more and more life situations.

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You cannot make peace with terrorists. The normal dividing lines between war and peace do not apply.

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