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We will master the challenges of Artificial Intelligence

by Andrii Zahorodnii

Will AI take over the planet and destroy humankind or will it be to the best of men? All sorts of wild theories are out there. Time to check what really is to be expected from this next wave of technological development.

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A new hope for Mexico?

by Adam Wiaktor

On July 1st Mexico will elect a new president. As the polls indicate these days the winner’s name will be Andres Manuel López Obrador. His critics see in him a populist who will ultimately destroy Mexican democracy. Let’s try to make the case for the man.

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Partnership between European Horizons and Save Liberal Democracy

European Horizons and Save Liberal Democracy are happy to announce a partnership. Selected members of this distinguished think tank will contribute to the editorials published at SLD. Founded at Yale University in 2016, European Horizons has more than 60 chapters at universities throughout Europe and the United States.

Turkey is not a lost cause

by Alexander Görlach

The significant minority of Turks who didn’t vote for Mr Erdogan have almost become invisible to the rest of the world. But they haven’t vanished.

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Odi et Amo: Disappointment and the Politics of the Heart from Berlusconi to Trump

by Pietro Galeone

Many look to Italy as the next big electoral riddle to crack. With national elections coming up on March 4th and a political arena as fragmented as rarely before, the outcome is far from predictable.

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Democracy is at existential risk

by Stella Liu

One of the great mistakes made by many observers of history is a mistaken belief in inevitability. People, when talking about the development of institutions over time, like to think that events could not have happened any other way and that the trend will continue indefinitely.

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Talk is cheap and Macron is waiting

by Clemens Lukitsch

The French president Emmanuel Macron gets a lot of commendation these days. Liberals, conservatives and social democrats all praise the charismatic politician – but for different reasons.

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The idea of death in Russian poetry of the 20th century

by Egor Sychugov

Death is the only concept in the existence of humans that limits their supremacy over na-ture. Human life is valuable only because of death, just as time is valuable only when lim-ited. The presence of inevitable end extols the beginning, and death, ultimately taking everyone, is a kind of measure of reality for people — if there was no death, there would be no life, but only existence in time that we would not be able to sense.

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A liberal democracy doesn’t just fall from the sky

by Alexander Görlach

The West appears to face its end. After seventy years of hegemony, a fundamental opposition carries the day in countless places. This opposition stands in stark denial of the core principles of citizenship and social liberties, which the West brought: tolerance of religious minorities, equality of man and women, free speech and openness to the variance of life-paths. Regarding the relations between peoples and nations, it’s “us first” again – from the US to Catalonia. Cosmopolitan thinking, which thinks of politics as a solution to global quests, is ridiculed.

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