I'm just back from an inspiring trip to the United States where I was invited to speak on the subject of Ressurecting the American Dream, at Missouri Sate University and Drury University, both in Springfield, Missouri.
The talks were well received and I was exceptionally well looked after by my American hosts. By way of promotion, this piece was published in the Springfield News Leader, and I also did this radio interview.
I had a stimulating and constructive meeting with members of the League of Women Voters and the Senior Democrats, which confirmed my belief in the crucial role that older people have to play in shaping the future of politics - so much wisdom and experience of life.
I was very impressed by the progressive spirit of many I met, and the enthusiasm with which they are embracing the possibilities for progressive change in America, and therefore the world, following the election of Barack Obama.
Thanks to everyone I met, and to all those who came to the talks. The talk itself will soon emerge as an article which, once published, will be accessible from this site.