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