Saw today the author of Jihad vs McWorld, Benjamin Barber. He was a great speaker, his style of oratory a mix between a priest and TV documentary host. His speech was very sermon like -- in the best possible sense of that word. He spoke to the causes and solutions of terrorism. He spoke in favor of a globalization of not just markets and capital, but more the rule of law, democracy, regulation -- the things that have not allowed corporations, for the most part, to run roughshod over americans, europeans and the japanese. The root of terrorism, he opined, is a powerlessness where the people are left with only the choice to sacrifice themselves in horrible ways.