Civil Society | Yascha Mounk: How do we save democracy? | March 29, 2018.

[music] Yascha Mounk: But what we’ve seen over the last 20, 25 years is that nationalism is not going away as a political force. And so I think it’s a half-domesticated animal. If you leave it to its own devices, the worst kinds of people are gonna come in. In Continue Reading

Human progress and how we might blow it (Jonah Goldberg’s “Suicide of the West”) | reTHINK TANK

According to the book of Genesis, the first humans lived in an earthly paradise. But man’s natural state was no Eden. Instead, it consisted of grinding poverty punctuated by horrific violence, terminated with an early death. Yet despite the progress since our caveman days, many think there’s something inherently alienating Continue Reading

Rise of Evil – From Populism to Fascism | BETWEEN 2 WARS I 1932 Part 4 of 4

When you think of Fascism before World War Two, you mostly think of Germany and Italy, perhaps Spain. But that’s not quite right, in the 1920s and 1930s Fascism was fashionable, and almost created a global Fascist surge. Welcome to Between-2-Wars a chronological summary of the interwar years, covering all Continue Reading

Julie Bishop: ‘Populism is on the rise, democracy is in crisis’

Populism is on the rise. Around the world, there are some leaders who see an opportunity for political gain by embracing populist stances. We must question whether policies that are superficially attractive to sections of the community actually have any long-term benefits or are they, in fact, detrimental and history Continue Reading

Defending democracy – A joint project with AEI and CAP | VIEWPOINT

Danielle: The right thing to do is to listen, and to understand, and to have respect for those with whom we disagree. Hi, I’m Danielle Pletka. I’m a senior vice-president for foreign and defense policy studies. And I’m really happy to be sitting here with Vikram Singh, who is a Continue Reading

SGI – Quality of democracy and governance in the EU: sobering results before the European elections

Democratic values are currently under duress in many European countries. The Bertelsmann Stiftung’s Sustainable Governance Indicators (SGI) show that the quality of democracy has deteriorated in 16 EU countries. Populism is on the rise, and the public’s rights are being restricted in many places. Which states are hit particularly hard Continue Reading

Christopher Dickey: We’re Seeing The Death Of Democracy In America & Europe | The 11th Hour | MSNBC

>>>MR. PRESIDENT, ARE YOU>>>MR. PRESIDENT, ARE YOU CONSIDERING SECRETARY TEMPO TO CONSIDERING SECRETARY TEMPO TO ALSO BE THE NATIONAL SECURITY ALSO BE THE NATIONAL SECURITY ADVISER? ADVISER?>>I THINK HE’S FANTASTIC BUT I>>I THINK HE’S FANTASTIC BUT I ACTUALLY SPOKE TO MIKE POMPEO ACTUALLY SPOKE TO MIKE POMPEO ABOUT THAT. ABOUT Continue Reading

Patriotic Capitalism | Future Fears | Real Vision™

As confidence declines, they’re going to have to choose. So capitalism is going to become much more nationalistic. Peter, you have thought a lot about these issues and you coined this really interesting term, patriotic capitalism. What does that mean? So patriotic capitalism is what I see arising from the Continue Reading