Teresa Cvetkov


The Drifting Mind: A Cause for Unhappiness?

This month we’re talking about drifting, so today’s Talk of the Week deals with the drifting mind and its relation to personal happiness. The modern mindfulness movement has been encouraging us to keep our drifting minds “in the moment” and “focused on the now.” But does this truly make us […]


Should Cities Run the World?

In this week’s talk, Benjamin Barber presents the provocative idea that the future of global democracy should lie in the hands of city mayors rather than nation states. “We live in a 21st-century world of interdependence and brutal interdependent problems, and when we look for solutions in politics and democracy, […]