More Civil Societies with Julie Macken: Nation Building
“America is a nation in big trouble when it comes to keeping their kids safe from each other, from gun accidents, and from police shootings,” says Julie Macken. In fact, there has been a school shooting in America every week since the beginning of the year, including the recent one in Parkland, Florida which claimed seventeen lives. While not all of them have resulted in death, this is an extraordinary statistic.
Julie Macken was disappointed when Malcolm Turnbull didn’t highlight the success of gun reform in Australia following the Port Arthur massacre in 1996 in his recent meeting with Donald Trump, and felt he did Australians a disservice following bad press regarding our treatment of asylum seekers and stance on reducing carbon emissions.
But can you successfully build your nation if you don’t help out nations which seem to be self-destructing?