My new book – The Travelling Ape: What Travelling (Nearly) Everywhere Taught Me about Humanity, Geopolitics, and Happiness – is out now.
Rwanda has a tragic history. But a much brighter future. How have Rwandans managed to overcome the darkest instincts of the most dangerous of apes, humans?
Travelling in Zimbabwe is not easy. But you will be rewarded with raw, barren, and beautiful natural scenery and incredible wildlife. And of course, the monumental Victoria Falls.
One of the key battlegrounds in the toxic left/right divide in Western countries concerns government debt and the budget deficit. Which side is correct?
With its huge problems, it’s easy to think that the world is in crisis. But this is wrong. Now is easily the best time to be alive. Ever.
The next global hegemon won’t be a democracy. While the West has been fighting among itself, China has been positioning itself as the world’s next leader. What is it like?
Think your country has problems? Well, if you have access to the internet and free media, you are probably living in one of the best countries on earth. Stop moaning.
It was always going to be a Scandinavian nation, despite the weather. But one of them stands out. What is the best country in the world to have been born in?
People may hark back to the ‘good old days’ of their youth. But this doesn’t mean the world was better in the past. These people just miss being young.