As 75% of the world’s population will be living in cities by 2050, American visionary Benjamin Barber believes we should tear down nations in favor of an advanced network of global cities.
Last week the world buried Martin McGuinness, the IRA boss who became a peacemaker. Watching the procession go through the streets of Derry, my thoughts turned to his victims and my meetings with the man himself.
Holland’s banding together to deny Geert Wilders prime ministership in the Dutch election yesterday is a bold example of what can be achieved elsewhere.
While we can question the acts of Trump and company, I contend that we’ve misread the rise of populism. In fact, I believe we should blame ourselves for confusing politics with entertainment.
Donald Trump’s inauguration has been and gone, but I can confidently claim that we’ve heard it all before. So much so, that I wrote this before bed last night!
Keeping last week’s shocking election result in mind, I’d like to pose a larger question: Is the democratic system broken? And if so, how do we fix it?
As her favorite radio host is now on holidays, Australian Ingeborg van Teeseling explains the unique and strangely real relationships we form with our chosen media figureheads.