Editorial: For many years, the politics and promises of "globalization," and its threats, have been bandied about. For so long, indeed, that forests must have fallen to create all the books devoted to nuanced discussions of what "globalization" is. A decade and more ago, when American commentators wrote of globalization, they mainly meant transnational competition, dominated by the United States. "Globalization," Thomas Friedman asserted, "is us" (Friedman 1997). But a lot can change in ten years, including who dominates, who can read what about "us," and the means by which "they" read it.