Tag: Bernard Henri-Levy

Misapprehension of liberalism? ‘Viktator’ Orban is following Putin playbook

     

The European parliamentary elections, which will take place later this month, offer Prime Minister Viktor Orbán the chance to build a right-wing populist coalition across Europe, according to Kim Lane… Read more »

Defending democracy from ‘identitarian onslaught’

     

Europe is facing a threat “greater than any since the 1930s: a challenge to liberal democracy and its values,” according to 30 leading European intellectuals. “In response to the nationalist and… Read more »

Is Western democracy ‘threatening suicide’?

     

  The decline of Europe’s center-left has allowed populists to make inroads, which is a problem for democracy, argues Sheri Berman, a professor of political science at Barnard College and… Read more »

‘Vibrant call’ for democratic renewal to safeguard liberal ideals

     

Democracies are becoming cynical, while the terrorist threat “offers boulevards to demagogues of all kinds,” writes Bernard Henri-Levy. “With youth no longer possessing a memory of the great struggles against… Read more »

Elie Wiesel stood for solidarity, not neutrality

     

  “We must always take sides,” said Elie Wiesel, the Holocaust survivor and Nobel Peace Prize laureate, who passed away last week. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.  Silence… Read more »

The Obama Doctrine: from ‘democratic messianism’ to ‘passive progressivism’?

     

  Experience has taught President Barack Obama to temper his idealism with a pragmatic, realist approach to foreign policy, leading him to reject liberal Democratic interventionism. Yet he remains a democratic… Read more »