What a surprise! After Bernie Sanders announced his bid for the US presidency, attacks on him instantly arose from all sides.
These days, popular media and political elites like to “big up” only wildly opposing alternatives. Thus, better alternatives rarely get an airing.
The Czech-born writer Milan Kundera once wrote an entire book about an atmosphere where one joke made in bad taste can ruin your life. It’s no joke now, as denouncing colleagues becomes normal in the US.
Ethical and political “correctness” have reached extreme levels recently. This suits the powerful perfectly right now, but may come back to bite them soon.
The French Yellow Vest movement exposes a problem at the heart of today’s politics. Too much adherence to popular “opinion” and not enough innovation and fresh ideas.
This week, a CNN poll revealed anti-Semitism is alive and well in Europe. A question now is: where […]
The “rich” world urgently needs to address the reasons behind mass migration, rather than its symptoms. And understand we live in one world.
Despite occasional exceptions, it was once considered almost gospel that democracy and capitalism went hand in hand. China’s successful rise knocks the notion on the head.
The violent deaths of two young men have united Bosnians, crossing rigid ethnic lines. Could something finally be […]
The rise of populism, nativism and nationalism in recent years has challenged perceptions of what ordinary people want […]