Last gasps

Despite the resurgence of nationalism, the need for global governance has never been more apparent: global warming creating climate refugees, plastics contaminating the oceans, civil wars bleeding into regional conflicts, acts of terror and hacking calculated to influence elections, outsourcing of jobs leaving communities destitute, races to the bottom, corporate tax havens, and so on. Profit and power become more concentrated while the price is paid globally.

I can hear the last gasps as I write – but are they the death throes of the nation-state or of hope for a better future?

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