Is anyone out there listening? The post-World War 2 global political architecture, as my friends in academia would put it, is coming undone at the seams. We don’t know what will replace it. Will it be good for humanity? Or are we headed for disaster? The UK is in a shambolic state; Brexit is eating the country up. The world is watching, appalled as even the UK’s politicians concede the colonial behemoth’s self-inflicted "humiliation" of the past few weeks. The US is led, or misled, by a man whose diplomacy, or lack thereof, is simply astounding. Russia is remaking the Cold War. China is driving a wedge through Europe and the G7, while hoovering up Africa and its resources. Don’t ask me what Africa is doing. There is no discernible Africa. Each country is making its own selfish arrangements. Few African leaders are thinking continentally. A second colonisation is unfolding and we are bending over to be used and abused, one by one. It doesn’t matter who the colonisers are: the Chinese...

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