The Strong and the Weak

11 October 2020

It has been 30 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall seemed to put an end to history, liberating

humankind to enjoy life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Turned out it doesn’t work that

way, and a new breed of strongmen have thrown up new walls built on nationalism,

intolerance, fear and nostalgia for the illusion of a simpler past. Authoritarian impulses have in

turn wrought concerns like mass migration, climate change and economic inequality, and

starkly contrasting reactions to the current crises. What is the antidote?

Publisher: Athens Democracy Forum

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Categories: Video, Authoritarianism