The crisis is global, yet our politics remains stubbornly national | Jonathan Freedland | Comment is free | The Guardian

 

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This is an interesting and thoughtful article from Jonathan Friedman in the Guardian. Check it out!

 

The crisis is global, yet our politics remains stubbornly national | Jonathan Freedland | Comment is free | The Guardian.

 

Personally, I agree with Jonathan Friedman’s view. Do you?

 

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2 responses

  1. Yes, agree absolutely. Indeed this quote should be incised on every ambitious politicians chest:

    “The trouble now is that while we face a global economic crisis, our politics remains stubbornly national. It may even be the 21st-century condition: the greatest threats – economic and environmental – are supra-national, yet our weapons, forged in the 19th century, are small, hopelessly confined to national boundaries. (The EU has supra-national ambitions but is constantly thwarted by national realities.)”

    I am on record as saying that our government is actually far less powerful than global factors – mainly caused by the power od huge corporations in this day of instant global communications.

    So, what can DC et al do? This is something to which I am actively trying to find an answer. I do feel it will have be based on localism (which is where Dr Alf and I disagree) simply because it will depend on people and people won’t do what is needed on the grand scale but will when it concerns their back yard.

    Rodney Willett

    • Rodney,

      Many thanks for a thoughtful response.

      To clarify, I am not against localism per se. It’s a question of timing and the most effective means of achieving radical reform and transformation.

      Alf

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