The Universal Scapegoat

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

The seventh permanent Secretary-General of the UN was born in Britain’s Gold Coast colony in 1938. His grandfathers on both sides were tribal chiefs. Annan’s father was a successful Unilever executive, conservative and gradualist who was sceptical of the radical haste of Kwame Nkrumah in achieving Ghanaian independence. 

All Together Now

Posted on by Jonathan Beckman

This is a book that needed to be written. For centuries, wise men and mad dreamers have addressed the problem of how to put an end to conflict between states through the creation of some kind of overall authority to govern the world. The list includes illustrious names such as Otto III, Dante Alighieri, George […]

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