chapter  9
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Living with Paradox

Ifgeographyhasallowedexclusionandprotectionthroughthestatesystemofthepast,how arewetothriveinadifferentgeopoliticalworld? Perhapsthenewgeographydemandslivingwith paradox.Whenthereaderexamineswhatwehave showninthisbook,asetofironiesemerges:the statesystemisendangeredattheverymomentin historywhenitismostquicklyproliferating;some sovereigntymustbegivenuptokeepmostofit; theglobalculturethatthreatenstomeltnational-'.smdoesanoddtwistandmayactuallystrengthen 1tasweareloathetogiveupthefamiliarityofthe "us";bordershaveneverbeensopreciselydrawn andcalculated,butmetsolittlesuccesstokeepout theunwanted;andfinally,thetechnologythathas changedspatialrelationshipsnowforceshuman behaviortobebetterthanitisinordertosurvive.