George Mason University professor Francis Fukuyama explains the return of socialism and the possibility that its followers could end up inventing “an entirely new form of governance that might be called government by NGO [non-governmental organization],” designed to “act as a strong brake on multinational corporations.”

The issue that ties together anti-choice NGOs of all stripes is food. As The Nation magazine put it in December of 1999, “Food which in its progress from seed to stomach, links ecology, labor, poverty, trade, culture and health, will be a key item on the menu of the next century’s struggles for democracy against the arbitrary power of giant corporations.”