The Fourth Revolution - RSA

The Fourth Revolution


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John Micklethwait is editor-in-chief of the Economist and Adrian Wooldridge is the Economist’s Management editor and ‘Schumpeter’ columnist.

Watch John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge from The Economist as they ask; In the global race to reinvent the state, which political values will triumph - the liberal values of democracy and freedom, or the authoritarian values of command and control?

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