Elections · European Politics · La Vie en bleu

The Establishment vs. The Nationalists Round 2: Europe’s fate balances on a knife’s edge

There is a common thread in these votes, even if when we get into the details we find several differences. That is that there are strong forces across Europe pushing highly disruptive, anti-establishment messages and ideas.

A Republic of Letters · Democracy in Europe

On Europe; Questions and Reflections on the divided continent (pt.3)

Like Tadeusz Rejtan, who desperately tried to halt the partition and disintegration of his country 1773, we must block the door of the room that is the European idea even as others begin to make their discreet or not so discreet exit. If we do not, then Europe’s slide will be unstoppable, and our great civilisation will pass to history.

A Republic of Letters · The Future of Europe

On Europe; Questions and Reflections on the divided continent (pt.2)

Europa is the home of difference and diversity, where new influences are not added to anything but clash and conflict with each other, fighting on the great Hegelian battleground of culture, creed and beliefs. The problem is of course, when this civic conflict of words, arguments, images and sounds becomes one of bullets and bayonets; it is then that we remember why we need a United Europa.