Populist claim that traditional cultures today are under threat. There are three cases were majority rights claims are plausible as a principle of liberal democracy, says Alan Patten.
- The centrist extremism of Angela Merkel’s reign has reached its end and a new political course will soon emerge in Germany. The country must reach decisive conclusions on topics such as finance, defense, immigration, technological and energy autonomy. What future for the largest economy in Europe?
- For all its benefits, why is liberalism failing, and making so many people unhappy, asks Patrick Deneen? Liberalism failed because it has succeeded. Its liberation of the individual coincides with a sense of political and economic powerlessness for ordinary citizens.
- An “adult” Europe was born on the night of November 9th 1989, or at least it tried. As a new leadership takes over the destinies of the European Union, it faces a number of unanswered questions on its very raison d’etre. Will the answer lie on that very founding moment of its history?
- As it enters a highly uncertain post-Merkel era, Germany needs to face a questions that shakes its very democratic foundations: far right extremism and political violence.
- In parliamentary elections taking place on July 21st, Ukraine’s president Volodymyr Zelensky aims at winning an absolute majority with his TV-born Servant of the People party. If he succeeds, he may shape new domestic and foreign policies for the country.
- How did we get to the point in which Dutch politics is so polarized that the parliament contains both the far-right anti-immigrant Forum voor Democratie (FvD) and a pro-migrant party like Denk?
- Salvini in balance on the European wire.
- Nilüfer Göle, is a well-known Turkish sociologist based in Paris. In the last 30 years she has been dealing with the development of the Islamic religion in Europe. Her studies are mainly concentrated on the disputes about the presence of islam in the European public space.
- Seventy years ago, Europe managed miraculously to turn the destruction of World War II into the foundation of its peace project. It succeeded at turning the antiestablishment anger of 1968 into political progress. It succeeded in less than two decades at uniting a Europe divided by 50 years of Cold War. If Europe has managed to turn so many failures into success, one can certainly hope that it will achieve the same miracle again today.