As Liberal western democracy crumbles, exemplified by the demise of parliament in the UK, the reigning in of Macron in France and Germany’s slide into coalition pantomime; the internet domination... read more
Alexander Görlach is the founding publisher of the debate-magazine The European (2009-2016). Today he serves as an In Defense of Democracy Affiliate Professor at the College of Harvard University and as a Fellow at the Center for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities at the University of Cambridge. Alex is a senior fellow to the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Relations and a senior advisor to the Berggruen Institut. He publishes the online-magazine www.saveliberaldemocracy.com and is amongst others an author to the New York Times and the Neue Zürcher Zeitung.Last updated on 26.10.2017
21 year-old “Helena”-founder Henry Elkus has built a one-of-a-kind organization of world leaders aimed towards significant global change. Yet half of his members are under 25 years old. Elkus spoke to Alexander Görlach on power in the 21st century and the youth’s burden to address the critical global issues of our time.
When does a person get to be a human? At the moment this discussion is being carried out in Europe over refugees and their rights as they come to Europe. The German Chancellor has said multiple times that there are “universal civil rights” that the refugees are entitled to. Observers have wondered whether she intentionally did not say “universal human rights” or if it was implied.