DuBois on globalization

“On our breakfast table lies each morning the toil of Europe, Asia, and Africa,  and the isles of the  sea; we sow and spin for unseen millions, and countless myriads weave and plant for us; we have made the earth smaller and life broader by annihilating distance,  magnifying the human voice and the stars, binding nation to nation, until to-day, for the first time in history there is one standard human culture as well in New York as in London, in Cape Town as in Paris, in Bombay as in Berlin.”

W.E.B. DuBois, 1898, in Writings (1986), p. 831.