Alexis de Tocqueville on modern democracy’s gentle suffocation of the human spirit and the importance of local government
Summary: Kenneth Clark’s Civilisation Part 2 – “The Great Thaw”, on the “great acceleration of development” around 1100
Watch. Historian Niall Ferguson compares social media revolution to the printing press and Luther’s Reformation
The EU’s core problem, however, is that in its way of viewing and engaging the world beyond Brussels’ city walls, it is acting as if the world has already arrived at this so badly coveted post-cultural and post-ideological end station.