«We need citizens without borders»
«In the last 50 to 75 years we have entered an era of interdependence. All the challenges we face are interdependent; AIDS, drugs, prostitution, weapons of mass destruction, global immigration, labour markets, you name it, but all the solutions are still wrapped up inside the territory of the nation state,» says Benjamin Barber, president and director of the international NGO CivWorld at Demos and author of Jihad vs. McWorld and Consumed. «We have states and citizens with borders, but problems without borders. How are we going to deal with that unless we find some form of citizens without borders, of democracy without borders?»
An interview by Nikolai Eberth.