Unfiltered Video: Is The World Such a Bad Place?

Unfiltered is a new video series in which University of Birmingham academics, over a cup of coffee or pot of tea, chat about questions which concern all of us — and hope for a resolution, or at least a small advance, within five minutes.

In the pilot episode, Milly Morris and Scott Lucas take on “All things considered, is the world really such a bad place?”

Where’s the space for considering if life is better for, say, someone who has had to flee Syria? Are we all being just a bit Western-centric?

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Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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