" Science is organized common sense where many a beautiful theory was killed by an ugly fact". - Thomas Huxley
Philippe Legrain is a journalist and writer, based in London but interested in the whole world. He is fascinated by how economics, politics and culture combine to form the big picture and how the world is coming together through globalisation while becoming ever more diverse through cultural mixing and individual choice. Philippe writes primarily about globalisation, migration and European issues. Philippe is also a contributing editor to Prospect and as of September 2007, is a Visiting Fellow at the European Institute of the London School of Economics. He followed up his first book, Open World: The Truth about Globalisation, with a second, Immigrants: Your Country Needs Them, making the case for freer international migration. His latest is Aftershock: Reshaping the World Economy After the Crisis. Philippe has been our guest on Little Atoms twice.
Interview One first broadcast on 18th January 2008.
Interview Two first broadcast on 14th May 2010.