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City States Rising!

John Fullerton | Posted 01.02.2017 | Politics
John Fullerton

"Devolve power to your cities if you want to save the planet. Join the Global Parliament of Mayors." - Ken Livingstone. Globalism's associated and ac...

The Path to Better Political Leadership: Not Smaller Government, Smaller Countries to Govern

Tim Ward | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Tim Ward

Has national politics reached the end of the line? Are we so weary of mainstream politics and politicians that we are no longer searching for new personalities or even parties to lead us, but have actually reached the stage where we are looking for new forms of government?

Who's Your Megacity? The 21st Century Metropolis

Robert Moran | Posted 08.17.2014 | Politics
Robert Moran

Aside from global aging, one of the greatest global trends in 21st century life is urbanization. America industrialized and urbanized in the late 19th century and early 20th and then pioneered suburbanization. But, globally the story is very different. The world is urbanizing rapidly.

Pariotic Taurine Excreta

Ian Williams | Posted 05.07.2014 | Home
Ian Williams

Vladimir Putin's actions in Crimea are perilously close to tearing up rules that have kept us "the peoples of the world from the scourge of war."

Exploring The Fate Of The Palestinian Territories With Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.06.2013 | Arts

It's not often that science fiction and dystopian tropes are used to light-heartedly comment on the future of the Palestinian regions. "You expect Pal...

Is the Nation-State Really Dying?

John M. Eger | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
John M. Eger

After the last few weeks, Americans have lost patience with our Federal government and in fact, thoughtful observers like Benjamin Barber, author of I...

How To Save America From Becoming A Dystopia

92nd Street Y | Posted 08.24.2013 | Politics
92nd Street Y

As part of 92Y's ongoing partnership with Salon.com, senior writer Andrew O'Hehir spoke with us about the validity behind the view of America becoming...

We'll Never Know What Hit Us

Chris Abraham | Posted 02.19.2013 | TED Weekends
Chris Abraham

Will we again be hit by the sort of asteroid that ended the dinosaurs? Probably, but we'll never see it coming; in fact, we already missed it if we can assume that maybe we've been threatened by menacing space junk in the past and our modern technologies might have already prevented us from a painful case of mass extinction.

Empires: Individuals in Search of Society

Marc Lafia | Posted 07.18.2012 | Home
Marc Lafia

The new empire still plays by the games of the old empires: of divisiveness, of scarcity, of might and fear, even while we have never had such abundance and innovation. It is this paradox that our documentary Empires sets out to unravel.

Earth Preaching

Reverend Billy | Posted 10.19.2011 | Green
Reverend Billy

Believing that the Earth is our god, government, economy and culture -- all wrapped into one big institution -- that is simple common sense!  When we...

Morning in America: If at First You Don't Secede...

Randall Amster | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Randall Amster

Secession may have its virtues, and while the seductive logic of "local control" may have an appeal across the political spectrum, it is equally the case that recent history has not been particularly kind to "breakaway republics."

Taking Stock

Nick Mills | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Nick Mills

Whitney Azoy questioned the notion of Afghan statehood as an artificial construct whose contiguous border doesn't translate into a nation-state in any of its languages.

What if the Right was Right? A Reflection on the "Christian States of America." (Updated)

Cynthia Boaz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Cynthia Boaz

I am not saying that Jesus was a Stalinist or even a communist, just that it's very clear from his teachings that he believed that people were happier and healthier when they shared with each other.