January 3, 2014

The Future Was Better Yesterday

Ivan Krastev, The Commentator

The Associated Press

Some three decades ago the former American Vice President Dan Quayle famously observed: “The future will be better tomorrow”. He was wrong. The future was better yesterday, at least in the West. Today, the majority of Americans perceive themselves as losers out of globalization.

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TAGGED: Democracy, Globalization


December 30, 2013
The Island at the End of the Earth
Thomas Martienssen, BBC News
It is one of the most isolated island communities in the world. The tiny Pacific island of Palmerston is visited by a supply ship twice a year - at most - and the long and hazardous journey deters all but the most intrepid... more ››
December 24, 2013
Globalization and Democracy Can Coexist
Seth Mandel, Commentary
In some very real ways, it doesn’t matter how rich China gets if those with all the money will only park it in New York City. The same goes for Russia, though proximity to Europe seems to predispose that money toward... more ››