Prologue

I’ve been blogging over at the Foreign Policy Association for several years and thought it was past time to get my own blog going.  I’m doing this in conjunction with my book, A Newer World, forthcoming in December.

If you’ve been following some of what I’ve been saying over at the FPA, I’m delighted that you’ve come over to see what’s going to be said here.A Newer World - Bill Hewitt If you’re new to my writing, then welcome.  In any event, I hope you will find some useful insights and some good reporting.  I invite you, of course, to take part and make this a dialogue.

I hope the book and this blog reflect how Ulysses felt when he set off, one last time, to make something more of his life.  I think that’s our task now in the shadow of the climate crisis.  I believe that there are wonderful new journeys that are being taken, sometimes breathtaking, heroic initiatives that need to be recognized and celebrated and, perhaps most importantly, deepened and broadened so ours and future generations can continue to know the beauty and abundance of our special blue-green planet.

Some work of noble note, may yet be done,
Not unbecoming men that strove with Gods.
The lights begin to twinkle from the rocks:
The long day wanes: the slow moon climbs: the deep
Moans round with many voices. Come, my friends,
‘Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows;

 


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