Carne Ross joined us in a live chat and answered your questions on Tuesday, April 10. The conversation covered a lot of ground with Ross offering advice for getting involved; his thoughts about nation states; the European Union; James Joyce and anarchism; and the success of participatory, direct government at the community level. You can replay the chat by hitting the play button in the box below.
Carne Ross was a British diplomat for 15 years before leaving the foreign service to found Independent Diplomat, a nonprofit consulting firm that offers diplomatic advice to poor, politically marginalized governments and political groups, including Kosovo, Somaliland, and other NGOs and institutions. He’s written two books: Independent Diplomat: Dispatches From an Unaccountable Elite and Leaderless Revolution: How Ordinary People Will Take Power and Change Politics in the 21st Century.