TED Talk Thursday – David Rothkopf: How fear drives American politics

According to TED.com: “Does it seem like Washington has no new ideas? Instead of looking to build the future, it sometimes feels like the US political establishment happily retreats into fear and willful ignorance. Journalist David Rothkopf lays out a few of the major issues that US leadership is failing to address — from cybercrime to world-shaking new tech to the reality of modern total war — and calls for a new vision that sets fear aside.”

“David Rothkopf draws on decades of foreign policy experience to clarify the events shaking today’s world — and develops strategies for organizations to weather them and those looming ahead. Rothkopf is CEO and Editor of the FP Group (which publishes Foreign Policy Magazine and Foreign Policy.com), CEO and President of advisory firm Garten Rothkopf, and a visiting scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.”

Enjoy this thought provoking talk.

For those of you not familiar with TED Talks here is a brief summery from www.ted.com: “TED is a small nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. Since then its scope has become ever broader. Along with two annual conferences — the TED Conference in Long Beach and Palm Springs each spring, and the TEDGlobal conference in Oxford UK each summer — TED includes the award-winning TEDTalks video site, the Open Translation Project and Open TV Project, the inspiring TED Fellows and TEDx programs, and the annual TED Prize”

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I look forward to your thoughts and comments!

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