TRANSATLANTIC PERSPECTIVES - A VIEW FROM AMERICA
The Institute for Shallow Thinking
We met Anne Carr and Joe Weiss in New Zealand and were immediately engaged by their acute observations of the world we live in, intellectual rigour and sense of humour. Both are well-educated professional people; Joe had retired from a senior management position in a major manufacturing and technology company. Too often in the recent past, external impressions of the United States have been coloured by the views of vociferous neo-conservatives.
The Institute for Shallow Thinking, founded by Anne and Joe, provides a welcome counterpart, that of educated, thinking Americans with a deep interest in the wider world, which has at times been drowned out by the conservative 'noise'. To our mind they represent America as a force for good in the world.
Here are the first of their occasional contributions to this website: