In the article, “Why the world should be worried about the rise of strongman politics”, Tony Walker laments the rise of strongman politics throughout the world and the dangerous consequences of it. In light of subsequent developments around the world, he is of the opinion that the “macho” phenomenon, drivenRead More →

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day; teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” This idiom, common in many languages, captures the idea of instead of handing something to someone, you should teach them how to acquire it themselves, soRead More →

“If you behave in this way, you are going to be punished”. “Do this thing, and you will end up in jail”. Or “If you don’t behave in this way, you are going to be forgotten”. “Do this thing, and everyone will hate you”.   These are four threats andRead More →

It is late when I enter the half-empty Sala del Consiglio and look for a place: trying not to be noticed by the speaker, I unfortunately end up in the first row, just facing myself with the smiling face of Prof. Fabio Zanzotto. I humbly sit down and try toRead More →