Modern International Business and Our Humanitarian History

We debate new approaches to teaching and communication, but don’t stop to think what effect Gutenberg’s printing press, wireless telegraphy, or the introduction of radio had on business and society. We highlight the disruptions from terrorism but neglect that already the crusaders wrote home about their fear of terror. We complain about the new phenomenon of pirates in Somalia – though such profession was riding high in the Caribbean or during Roman times in Sicily (which is where Pompeius earned his early reputation when he brought about their demise). We deplore the differentiation of groups based on religion, but conveniently forget the impact of Torquemada and the inquisition, or the reactions to Luther’s theses on the church doors of Wittenberg.