All aboard the Italian Special: high-speed, well-styled‰Û_ and even world-leading. From Bologna to Bolzano, Turin to Treviso ‰ÛÒ Monocle‰۪s editors meet the Italians doing it better ‰ÛÒ a Monocle National Audit.
Monocle’s books have shown you how to build a better life, business, and home. But now Monocle raises the bar: how do you run a great country? They are not talking about might, muscle, or nationalism—although you need a bit of a swagger every now and then. They are talking about a country that feels like a cohesive community, knows what to value, and goes out into the world to gently get its way with soft power, fine ambassadors, and compelling cultural offerings. At home, this country celebrates good education, well-made institutions, and its own people and their skills. How to Make a Nation: A Monocle Guide is a thought-provoking primer that informs and inspires. The best ideas don’t need to be invented—they need to be found and copied. Let Monocle be your guide.
Based in London and acclaimed the world over, MONOCLE has delivered a unique briefing on global affairs, business, culture, and design since it was founded by Tyler Brûlé in 2007. Alongside the magazine, Monocle has created a 24-hour radio station, a film-rich website, retail ventures around the globe, and cafes in Tokyo and London.
A new breed of global security. Plus: We sit down with Emmanuel Macron, Lufthansa’s Carsten Spohr, the president of Portugal and CNN’s Hala Gorani – and an Expo on PBS in Washington – a renaissance moment for US public broadcasting?
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