Tag:democracy

The Choice for Europe

Amid foreign efforts to undermine Western democracy, decisive questions increasingly can only be addressed in Brussels. So here we are, at press time, with Austria’s governing coalition deservedly in tatters. After the release of a fatally compromising video – documenting efforts to broker government contracts for illegal campaign contributions from wealthy Russians – the far-right vice […]
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Opinion | Moralism & the Arts

Just as we should not condemn a work of art because of the artist’s private behavior, we should also be careful about applying norms of social respect...

Last Word | February 2018 | Proporz

To be truly integrated in Vienna there are certain terms no dictionary or Deutschkurs will properly explain. But you’re no stranger, so here’s this mo...

The Dangers of Denial

Two years after the start of the refugee crisis, some hard truths and daunting challenges can no longer be ignored.Since 2015, when over a mil...

Lost in the City

We live in a city of stories. Each time you turn a corner, you become part of the history of the place. Even if you know your home town inside out, it...

Opinion | How to Tame the Dangers of Democracy

Democracy, for all its flaws, may in fact be the best form of government. But there are many ways to improve itBy Peter Emerson...
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