Many thanks to Andrew Kelly, Katrina Brodin and others for bringing me to Glagow’s Aye Write Book Festival. Their hospitality, conversation and tutelage in the origins of the Glasgow Kiss will be unforgettable. Thanks also to Marc Lambert for skillfully guiding my session on globalisation. With the raconteur and journalist Alex Perry, the urbane and challenging Dominique Moisi and a stimulating audience we teased out some crucial issues. I like this one:- One of the bigger fall outs from the Western economic crisis is that China has been given a seat at the top table a decade or so too early. The greed for bankers bonuses tilted the strategic balance of power.