Can the US regain its place as a beacon for democracy and multilateralism in the world? As the country moves closer to an election which could mark the end of a four-year long political maesltrom, Reset Dialogues discussed it with Thomas Wright, Director of the Brookings Institution’s Center on the United States and Europe and The Atlantic contributor.
- Populism is not really a concept and the recent wave all over the world should be called maybe “neopopulism”. Neopopulism is not in itself extremism, nationalism, radicalization. But due to its mythical structure, it may lead to these phenomena.
- As the EU’s big powers are focused on responding to the health and economic emergency, Kaczyński’s PiS pushes to hold an unprecedented mailbox election
- 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.
- One of the most renowned American social scientists, Craig Calhoun discusses lessons learnt from the Brexit saga, and the challenges ahead to save democracy.
- 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.
- Globalization has generated a real and a felt threat of poverty, insecurity and inequality. But there are both winners and losers.
- Marta Facchini takes us to the streets of Budapest presenting the voices of those opposing Orban’s “illiberal democracy”. An analysis that bases its roots in the memories and the hopes of freedom of the Hungarian people in 1989.
- 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.
- We are going through a certain era where human dignity is neglected but pride is mobilized and organized by right-wing populists. If we do not have a global conversation and global solidarity against this loop of political “ice age”, we are going to end up in a more infantilized world.