Globalisation has faltered – The global list

LARGE AND sustained increases in the cross-border flow of goods, money, ideas and people have been the most important factor in world affairs for the past three decades. They have reshaped relations between states both large and small, and have increasingly come to affect internal politics, too. — Read on http://www.economist.com/briefing/2019/01/24/globalisation-has-faltered

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Return to Progress : The United Nations and World Civilization

About 200,000 years ago a group of hominids somewhere in south central Africa decided that life could be better if certain things were done differently. This was probably the greatest, yet most under-rated and contested, event in our history. From that moment, that group of our ancestors began to develop what we would now call … Continue reading Return to Progress : The United Nations and World Civilization

Agriculture : The Forbidden Fruit?

The title of this essay might seem strange. After all isn't farming the land the most noble of all professions in almost all world cultures? Well, I don't mean colonial plantations and corporate-industrial agriculture. Just the small, innocent peasant living in harmony with the seasons as he nurtures the bountiful soils of the all giving … Continue reading Agriculture : The Forbidden Fruit?

The Tribe and the Indigenous Community : A Short Note on Political Language

  The word 'tribe' is now considered politically incorrect and even derogatory. Indigenous culture is now the more sensible term. I think it is clear what we're talking about so let's move on. In a previous post I wrote a small paragraph on the romance of the indigenous. This is an extension of those ideas. … Continue reading The Tribe and the Indigenous Community : A Short Note on Political Language