In any case, I don’t see myself as a collector of interviews—what I really want to do is to tell stories. And so what I found is that the tool of the interview is very useful. When you begin a real dialogue with someone, you find that everyone has something to tell, a story to share, but we need to listen.
While this is more true of some countries than others, and despite all of the challenges outlined above, the fact remains that South America as a whole has made enormous strides over the past twenty years in not only reducing poverty but, more importantly, changing the very nature of poverty.
Leaders of rich and powerful nations may find a country-first perspective viscerally appealing, but it remains to be seen whether the benefits of isolationism during a pandemic will outweigh its latent disadvantages.
Colonialism’s still here, but it’s not what it used to be—and the countries keeping us focused on the old definition, and old issues, are the same ones whose actions we should really be keeping a careful eye on today.
To understand the existential issues facing Iran, you could do worse than to catch the new AppleTV show “Tehran.”
When viewed together, these campaigns raise questions about the role of policing in societies, permanently scarred by the horrors of their own past.
“Run 100 miles an hour the other way from the kind of bitterness, polarization and division that we see happening in many places of the world”
It is in the flags hanging from apartment windows and the stripes of red and white on crosswalks and doorways that this revolution lives on.