Why I Am Not a Global Citizen

The Ancient Greek mathematician Archimedes is reported to have said, “Give me a place to stand, and I shall move the world.” He was talking about leverage and how a small force can have maximum effect if applied from the right position in the right way. By that he meant a stable, fixed position. If you have that, you can move much greater weights. But having a fixed position has implications beyond weights and simple machines. It is sound advice that can be applied to just about anything in life. I am going to apply it to citizenship; namely, why … Continue reading Why I Am Not a Global Citizen