‘...in Italy, for thirty years under the Borgias, they had warfare, terror, murder and bloodshed, but they produced Michelangelo, Leonardo da Vinci and the Renaissance’. Under the harshest economic, political and geo conditions Russia produced some of world’s most breathtaking paintings, sculptures, literature, dancers... In the poorest places in Bali, Thailand, Latin America I’ve seen the most magnificent creative (and happy) Artists. ‘In Switzerland, they had brotherly love, they had five hundred years of democracy and peace – and what did that produce? The cuckoo clock’ America keeps producing corpses and Trumps...