Public Imagination: The Challenge of Populist and Authoritarian Politics

Public Imagination: The Challenge of Populist and Authoritarian Politics

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January 262017
Victor Faessel, co-author, with Richard Falk
global-e journal

Despite backlash against increasingly problematic global interconnectivities and their societal effects, public imagination needs to move beyond the narrow realm of national interests in order to respond to global realities and challenges cognizant of all dimensions of civilizational identity, sustainability, humane values, and security. The revitalizing of public discourse to illuminate and transform present global tendencies is a matter of societal, and indeed, civilizational urgency, perhaps even survival.