While delivering the papers this morning I noted that while some people have national dailies, a small number (mainly elderly) have only local newspapers delivered.
It struck me that there are very few global or even national events that affect our daily lived to any great extent. The last one was probably WWII.
We have become obsessed with knowing what is going on in the rest of the world, an obsession which has emerged only within the last 60 years or so.
If you were only to hear of local events, would it actually make any difference to your daily life?