Tag: democracy

Parag Khanna on Think Bigger Think Better podcast

The Future is Asian with Parag Khanna

Listen to our podcast on the Asian century and the future of the global economy. In the 19th century, Europe was the dominant force in global trade and politics. By the 20th century, the United States had taken up that mantle. But as we head deeper into the 21st century, a new – or perhaps […]

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Best Non-fiction Books of 2018

The Best Non-fiction Books of 2018 2018 was another tumultuous year in politics around the world.  People are still struggling to make sense of the rise of populism, alternative facts, nativism and authoritarianism.  (Did you know that sales of Orwell’s 1984 soared 10,000 percent in 2016 – the publisher could not meet demand.)  Most of […]

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Paul Gibbons discusses populism with Arun Swamy

Populism, Trump and Brexit: History and Causes

Listen to the Full Episode: This week on THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER we are continuing with a theme – populism – which describes aspects of today’s zeitgeist. My guest today, Dr.  Arun Swamy, helps break down what populism actually is and how it has manifested throughout history and today. What most populist movements share is an […]

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Paul Levinson and Paul Gibbons Fake News

Fake News – What It Is and What It Is Not with Paul Levinson

Listen to the Full Episode: Thank you for joining me yet again for another thought-provoking episode of THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER – today’s topic is ‘fake news’.   Today’s guest is Paul Levinson, PhD, – an expert on contemporary media, an expert on fake news, and serial author of science fiction books. To give you a […]

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Is It Time to Rethink Democracy in America? With Parag Khanna

Listen to the Full Episode: One could approach today’s episode pondering the question, “Why isn’t democracy perfect?” The answer to that question lies in 3 fundamental issues. These problems we face with democracy are not new; they existed in the truly radical governing experiments of the 17th and 18th centuries, and they continue to plague […]

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Paul Gibbons on critical thinking

Critical Thinking – a Threat to Society or the Path to Better Living? With Linda Elder

Listen to the Full Episode:  If you travel in educational circles these days, it’s hard not to hear about critical thinking. It seems like a logical answer to the Information Age problems we face today. The problem with our perception of critical thinking is two-fold: most people think that they do it – applying […]

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leadership presidency Paul Gibbons

The Impossible Presidency with Jeremi Suri

Listen to the Full Episode: Welcome to the inaugural episode of the THINK BIGGER, THINK BETTER podcast, where we explore science, philosophy, business, and our human future. I am your host, Paul Gibbons. Every other week, I will be bringing you conversations with a wide range of scientists, philosophers, public intellectuals, and business and political leaders […]

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