Wednesday, Jul 29, 2009
by PopMatters Staff
by Gordon Brown
TED (July 2009)

“We’re at a unique moment in history, says UK Prime Minister Gordon Brown: we can use today’s interconnectedness to develop our shared global ethic—and work together to confront the challenges of poverty, security, climate change and the economy.”


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