Plato's Flight presents a fresh and powerful look at the failure of the international political system. It also warns of the approaching senility of western political society and lays down a stark challenge to its citizens to either liberate themselves from burgeoning bureaucratic states or slip further into helpless servitude.Author Anthony G Cooper reminds readers of what they already know and fear; that current western lifestyles are unsustainable and we must change or perish. In particular, he proposes enhanced public participation in dynamic and exciting interactive ballot and budgetary processes, and the wider use of referenda and economic instruments to achieve this critical objective.
Anthony G Cooper spent 35 years working for the Hong Kong government in various administrative and political positions. He has a BA (Hons) in History and Political Science from the University of Hong Kong and an MA in International Relations from Sussex University.