And it isn’t the state that will change things. Governments are conservative, companies have the culture of risk taking, said Peres.
Governments no longer control democracy. The moment a company becomes rich, people get lazy, they stop producing children and there are no workers.� Hence: immigration.
He’s certainly a fan of technology. Can nanotechnology defeat terrorism?
He’s also fascinated by the evolution of China, and making comparisons between it and a kibbutz he once spent time on. China has free speech, but not free air�
Democracy is the right to be different. Even to make mistakes. The obligation to correct them.�
�The new world is arriving in Africa. It is arriving in the Middle East, but it may take time. When I say pregnant, I don’t mean it will take nine months��
Fascinating. I don’t agree with everything he said. But I did enjoy it.
Oh, and from the questions, this lovely reply: �Optimists and pessimists die the same. They just live differently.�
Shane Richmond of The Telegraph’s take on Peres is interesting.