by Adam Wiaktor
The past two years have been full of political surprises. The election of Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador as President of Mexico was not one of them. He won the election in convincing fashion, with more people voting for him than any other presidential candidate combined. He has broken the stranglehold the PAN and the PRI had over Mexican politics. He is promising to do nothing less than drain the Mexican swamp of corruption, injustice and careerism. He is the embodiment of the new populism in Central America. Critics have suggested there is more than a hint of Péron in his rhetorical style.
The initiative by Marcus J Ball intends to sue former British foreign minister Boris Johnson for lying to the public. In the rally leading to the Brexit referendum in the summer of 2016, Johnson and others claimed the exit from the European Union will bring back 350 million British Pounds to the island.
by Alexander Görlach
Italy is increasingly distancing itself from the European Union. Once a proud founding member of the EU, the country’s new left-right populist government is already preparing itself to blame the coming economic disaster on Brussels. Matteo Salvini, now leader of the racist Lega-Nord, entered politics demanding Northern Italian independence from the less affluent south of the country. Now he claims that foreign powers are trying to destabilize the country and that they are willing to bet against Italy on the financial markets.
by Annabelle Luecker
Over the last few weeks, there has been much talk from numerous political commentators as well as spectators regarding the extent to which the German Chancellor, Angela Merkel, has been hit by the political consequences of the Refugee Crisis.
by Julia Soleveva
Religions are bound by their own narratives of identity. very often they are challenged by different interpretations of social questions. Christianity nowadays, however, is debating one question, that defined and will define its very core of identity: did Jesus really rise from the dead?
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.
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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