Fierce nationalism and the insistence that the US is indispensable to organize the world has played itself out. With awareness of climate change, worldwide opposition to racism, and the avoidable persistence of great poverty, could this be the time once again for One World? Wendell Willkie’s vision was 80 years ahead of his time, as explained by Sandy Zipp, author of the new book The Idealist: Wendell Willkie’s Wartime Quest to Build One World. Our guest says “Americans embrace the benefits of globalization—cheap goods and easy travel—but have shown far more ambivalence towards its oft-neglected responsibilities.” But recognizing our interdependence works better than go-it-alone cultural supremacist nationalism. At this unique time opportunities for working together offer great promise.

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