Conversations From This Afternoon (1)

February 17th, 20119:27 pm @

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How do we step away from the habit of owning and defending ideas, and towards doing our thinking in public? Can we shift the focus from the individuals, to the links between us?

One possibility – for a site like this – is through publishing conversations. Sharing the ways in which we kick around ideas and try to puzzle things out together, rather than just posting finished essays.

So this afternoon, Vinay and I sat down here in Brussels – on the day Belgium set a record for the “longest wait for a government” – to talk about the speed at which history seems to be running right now and the possible connections between events in Tunisia, Egypt, Bahrain, London and Wisconsin.

Has politics hit its Napster moment?

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