The City as the Power Center

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The 50 states are central to America’s political system…but real power now lies in the growing metropolitan regions that cross state boundaries. We’ll hear how cities are getting together to overcome our national gridlock before unsolved problems reach the crisis stage.

Twitter trolls, status updates, and ALL THOSE cat videos – The Internet is vast. But is it art? We’ll talk with a cultural critic who says it’s THE great masterpiece of civilization.

Photo: Illustration from Parag Khanna's Connectography: Mapping the Future of Global Civilization