Weekly Magazine - 29 June 2017
# 156

Best of times

From green energy in Asia to women's rights in the Middle East, TWW looks at key positive trends around the world.

A new era

For the past five years, it has been our mission to bring our readers “a weekly briefing on the state of humanity”, a balanced and insightful look at what is driving our world. 

Is mass surveillance the price we must pay for a safer society?

“Those who would give up essential liberty, to purchase a little temporary safety, deserve neither liberty nor safety,” Benjamin Franklin famously wrote. But the US founding father did not live in the age of Islamic State and al-Qaeda, nor of lone wolf Islamist and far-right radicals with access to the means of committing mass atrocities on civilian populations. Given the disturbing frequencies with which such attacks dominate the headli [...]
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