In this fast-paced world with news happening every minute of every day, it is hard to keep abreast of it all. After all, how does one find the time?
The liberal world is seized by some form of ennui. Leaders are unable to articulate a vision of a world that would preserve the values of free and fair trade, democracy, the rule of law, and respect for the rights of the individual.
Against this backdrop, we are often told that attention spans are shrinking to the point that anything more involved than a 30-second sound clip or social media post is lost to the masses.
Those of us who contribute to the Daily Globe are grateful that readers like you have not succumbed to these intellectual short cuts, and that you support more than a glib tag line or slogan.
But, in an effort to grow our base, we do – from time to time – have to engage in some superficial sketch.
The truth, of course, is that after a hectic week of juggling the office with my local councilor duties – and indulging in some over the counter remedy for back pain – I’m just too darn tired to write another multi-paragraph treatise on how the CANZUK nations, in strategic partnership with key allies, could help buttress the liberal international order against a rising tide of illiberal and repressive regimes.
So, I’m offering it in emojis.
In other words…
CANZUK plus Singapore, India, the US and Japan is greater than Russia + China
Visuals simple enough for those who are feeling stressed about the world, but are not keen on sifting through complicated briefs… like politicians and bureaucrats.