Many historians and other commentators have argued that events cannot be properly evaluated until after many decades. So that they can be examined in the cool light of a more dispassionate and quieter period. Famed Russian writer Tolstoy in ‘War and Peace’ has the character of a Russian general intoning the importance of ‘Patience and time. Time and patience’. Accordingly, the success of recent major societal developments such as globalisation cannot be fully evaluated until considerable time has passed. What do you think?

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