The worldwide famous Brazilian Carnaval is known for its vivid colors, cheerful sambas and bright costumes. This year instead, with the country facing the conservative wing’s influence, the 4 days party took a different path: protests against the growth of racism, religious intolerance and homophobia. Telling the tragic story theRead More →

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 →

A healthy democracy requires its citizens to be exposed to a wide range of ideas and perspectives. This promotes shared experiences and makes it easier to govern a heterogeneous society, and reduces the likelihood of people resorting towards extremism. This represents the positive side of free speech – the diversityRead More →

Berlin, Oct. 29 2018 German Chancellor Angela Merkel announces that she will not candidate as the leader of her Christian-Democratic-Party in December and that, in the national elections in 2021, she will not run as German Chancellor again. With this news Chancellor Merkel not only surprised, but scared many peopleRead More →