"This is a world integrating at a fast rate, with enormous economic, cultural and political consequences...Globalization isn't something done to us. It is something we are, consciously or unconsciously doing to and for ourselves....There is a real danger that the institutions of global politics lag seriously behind the challenges they are called upon to resolve...This is a test for all of us. A test of our commitment to make globalization work. A test of our global leadership." Tony Blair speaking at Lord Mayor's banquet.
"That is why the greatest danger of all is to allow new walls to divide us from one another. The walls between old allies on either side of the Atlantic can not stand." "The walls between the countries with the most and those with the least can not stand." "The walls between races and tribes, natives and immigrants, Christians and Muslims and Jews can not stand. These hallowed walls we must tear down." (Obama speaking in Berlin, July 2008)
The Berlin wall did not come down because communism was defeated. It came down because common-ism succeeded. Traditional communism (national communism) was replaced with Transformational common-ism (globalism) where 'alienated labor' (labor acquiring little or no dopamine emancipating outside of capital, i.e. stored of dopamine emancipation, i.e. 'surplus labor') is replaced with 'Eros labor' (dopamine emancipating labor with controlled dopamine emancipation for 'all'), the mandatory praxis of 'voluntarism,' i.e. the praxis of socialism, i.e. working for the 'all,' under duress.
One of the best (simplist) responses I have read about communism and free market is the following on the website: http://www.chron.com/commons in response to the article Capitalism bad, Marxism good: Dalai Lama in the blog, GunBlog plus, America IS Exceptional.