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When a Cosmopolitan Was More than a Cocktail

At a time when terrorism, globalization, and immigration debates have turned many Americans inward, a recent Wall Street Journal review of Margaret Jacob’s Strangers Nowhere in the World: The Rise of Cosmopolitanism in Early Modern Europe praises those who looked beyond national and religious borders in the past.

Here’s a quote:

Although the book’s focus lies across the Atlantic, centuries ago, Strangers Nowhere in the World has much to tell Americans and other contemporaries who would call themselves "citizens of the world."