If you did a SWOT analysis of the world (Strengths Weaknesses Opportunities Threats) the threats would include the fact that one nation, China, has become the world's factory while a second real danger is narcissistic amoral leaders. Opportunities include the option to adopt global socialism and for profiteering (between nations and within nations) to be classified as a war crime. Weaknesses are, at a glance, our very human desire for an easy life (laziness) and our propensity for greed. The world’s greatest strength is its natural environment and, for now, the fact that we, its highest ape, have a common humanity, a need for tribe, a need to belong.
© Alison Hackett 25 March 2020
Alison Hackett — Director and founder of 21st Century Renaissance; author of The Visual Time Traveller 500 Years of History, Art and Science in 100 Unique Designs
The Visual Time Traveller
This is a labour of love, insanity, beauty and, perhaps, an attempt to reintegrate history, art and science together again. Simon Cocking Irish Tech News
Her range of language is both staccato and soft, in succinct verse, which encourages you to read this aloud, truly the best way to engage in the emotional depth of a poem.
Deirdre Conroy Sunday Independent
Knot of Toads
This beautiful picture, with stunning, painterly illustrations, is educational for small children, but also great fun. Sue Leonard Irish Examiner
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