When Time magazine named Angela Merkel its person of the year for 2015, it called her “chancellor of the free world.” When Donald Trump was elected U.S. president nearly a year later, his hostility to supranational institutions, and even the European Union itself, left bulwarks of the liberal order — the United Nations, the World Trade Organization, and NATO — without a champion in the White House.
(In)Divisible is based on interviews from the field with over 125 Americans from across the country and across the political spectrum. It explores the causes of polarization in the United States, and addresses the divisions felt along not only political but also socio-economic, geographic, racial and educational lines.
In their not-so-distant predictions, futurists often foretell a world in which artificial intelligence (AI), big data, machine learning and automation dictate our lives. To some, this technological disruption leads to the elimination of work altogether or, at worst, robot domination. To others, this same change births a newly empowered professional class that derives its prosperity from coding and the servicing of robots.
Newpolitik is the Bertelsmann Foundation’s comprehensive guide that explores the context in which German foreign and domestic policy is made.