“Nothing much is happening in the villages, where most voters still live but which people are leaving in ever larger numbers. Here’s where I go out on a limb. Our future is back to 800BC, to an era of city states. Part of the reason for the failure of politics, is that we are trying to govern countries that no longer exist in the forms we imagine them, which are dying out as a dynamic force, instead of an agglomeration of cities and towns, where the growth and innovation is happening.”