Jonathan Freedland has an interesting take on the Clinton Dimbleby lecture: “When al-Qaida’s complete surrender is within the US’s grasp, why fret about clean water for Africa or the need for a democratic breeze to blow through the cobwebs of the Muslim world?”
I agree that all the signs are that a historic moment to change the world for the better is being lost.
Approaching the problems from a different angle, Martin Wolf has a pithy analysis of how globalisation has helped reduce the inequalities of our world. “The argument about globalisation, as such, must stop. All successful developing countries have exploited international opportunities in their development. What is needed, instead, is agreement on how to reverse the marginalisation of so broad a swathe of humanity.”