Benedetta Berti doesn’t focus on the headline-grabbing activities of groups like ISIS; instead, she looks at what they do when they’re not committing atrocities. Her work, says the TED Fellow, shows why counter-terrorism strategies must not focus purely on the military realm.
This week’s comments includes replies to Simon Anholt’s introduction of the Good Country Index, a thought on the purity of art (and how we have polluted it with money), and an argument for trusting our own intellectual selves.
The Good Country Index measures how much each of 125 countries contributes to the planet. Announced today, the Index features some unexpected winners — and even more surprising losers. (Sorry, USA.)
American lawmakers are becoming ever-more Kafkaesque in their contorted attempts to reassure us that they’re working in our best interests while suppressing, cajoling and outright bullying those who might hold a different point of view. That’s why people like journalist Will Potter matter more than ever.