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Connor Lane – London | Week 6

Connor Lane

13 February 2017

This week has been terrific! But you never would have guessed had you been viewing the world through the mouthpiece that most news outlets provide.

One of the highlights of interning at CapX is being a part of their emphasis on problem solving and appealing to reason.

I’ve had a lot of exposure to ideas and opinions that do not otherwise receive nearly enough publicity. Great thinkers who share a global outlook and a passion for liberty come together to give clear solutions in the context of prosperity, growth and freedom. This is something that has been essential lately!

It’s been weeks since the inauguration but still Trump remains central to a majority of the news stories being released. One argument I found notably worrying was made in an article by Francesco Sisci – he made the point that a Trump led withdrawal into increased U.S isolation will deprive the world of a powerful advocate for liberty.

America’s global role has been very understandably criticised but it would doubtlessly be a shame if their advocacy for democracy and freedom is quarantined along with them.

I’ve really enjoyed the window into life as a journalist in London – afforded to me mostly through conversations with the publications staff.

Hearing the experiences and assessments of the issues facing the industry from experienced journalists is pretty invaluable. Countless great writers have learned their craft in this city so it’s interesting to find out what makes it so unique.

A world city moves so fast; it doesn’t seem like an accident that London is such a cultural hub. While Perth’s isolation has been a huge factor in its cultural development, London’s connectedness seems like it’s played a major part in its own development.

I can’t believe how quickly the internship is going, there is still a lot to learn from this city so I’m trying to absorb as much as possible.

This weekend I’m going to make an effort to visit the historical sights and try to find out how the city got to where it is now. After driving past the place on a bus every day, I’ll probably start with the Imperial War Museum!

Apparently this article was funny

View from my apartment

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