What is populism, an over used term in our times? Is this an offense, a medal to proud of, a ghost that, after communism, is haunting Europe?
“In Auschwitz there was snow” as the famous song of Guccini says, but I arrived to Auschwitz in a sunny day, while birds were regardless singing, or maybe unaware.
I saw flowers blooming on the trees and green grass around the numbered blocks.
“Ad Auschwitz c’era la neve” recita la celebre canzone di Guccini, ma io ad Auschwitz ci sono capitata in un giorno di sole, quando gli uccellini, ignari o indifferenti, cantavano. Continue reading “La memoria è una cosa seria – Auschwitz parla ancora (?)”
The decline of clear thinking present in politics today is manifested microcosmically in this post-Brexit article: “Despite voting overwhelmingly to quit the EU, Cornwall – a significant beneficiary of European Union funds over the past couple of decades – immediately demanded a Westminster guarantee of their European money… Surprisingly, no such confirmation has yet been issued by Theresa May”1. This came after 5 out of 6 Cornish MPs advocated a Leave vote. Continue reading “IDENTITY POLITICS AS THE DEATH OF CLEAR THINKING”
But men are so simple, and governed so absolutely by their present needs, that he who wishes to deceive will never fail in finding willing dupes.
Niccolò Machiavelli – The Prince