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The beautiful, dumb dream of McDonald’s peace theory

14 mins | Jan 16, 2021
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“No two countries that both have a McDonald’s have ever fought a war against each other.” In the rich, lazy, and happy 1990s, Americans imagined a world that could be just like them, and in this fascinating piece for Foreign Policy, political commentator Paul Musgrave delves into Thomas Friedman's "Golden Arches Theory of Conflict Prevention”, a correlation between declining wars and "the expansion of global capitalism."
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