I’m just posting this so that I can find it again.
I’ve got to go to work and I’ve only had time to half-listen to this lecture while I get my paperwork together. However, the first half is a magnificent summary of the recent history of the world and the forces that have conspired to undermine the progress of human politics since the second world war. I’ve stopped at the point where President Obama begins to outline some recommendations about how people of good will should be opposing the forces of oppression that threaten us.
I’ll update when I’ve listened to it properly and thought it through.