- Nicholas Wright
- London Uk
- United Kingdom
Student - PGDip., Royal College of Music (student)
Should TED be used as a forum for current or past politicians? And does this talk go beyond a defence of Papandreou's premiership?
One comment below this talk mentions 'political cover': the implication that Papandreou is using TED to justify action/inaction during his premiership. So, is TED a political forum, even after the fact? Should it be?
Converely, when Al Gore spoke at TED, he presented a laudable lifelong passion for global eco-system. He offered a perspective full of solutions, opportunity, around themes linked to Technology, Entertainment and Design.
Did other TED fans hear a defence of Papandreou's time in office, some abstract ideas, and a call for more Europe (note Papandreou has been part of a committee to 'brand' 'more Europe' - one which includes former Prime Minister Blair and other former European leaders). Or was there a vision for the future? Something tangible - a plan? some practical ideas to develop a genuine democratic mandate for European governance? Was there any policy suggested? What are your thoughts?