Seen from Italy, all the traditional political instruments look crumbling. The United Nations cannot be reformed and cannot cope with the worst crises, the European Union is paralyzed after its enlargement and should start anew from a smaller group of nations, in this country the unity between a North and a South that are more and more different is difficult to maintain by a government who is loosing its credibility. Something should be done at all levels, to promote effective political institutions. But where do we start from? I see only one answer: from the network of people of good will who have the opportunity of talking to each other through the Net e who form a global public opinion.