TTT debates

Should we be afraid of populism? A conversation with Peter Volgin
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The Red House hosts the well-known Bulgarian moderator and writer, Peter Volgin, in a discussion about his personal political trajectory. What has led to Peter's increasing critique of the liberal status quo & do we have more cause to welcome populism than we perhaps commonly perceive?
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Understanding the populist turn: 10 lessons on populism
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With a cast of activists, researchers and academics, this debate focuses on the ways in which people have taken decisive action against populism, looking at cases in Hungary and Switzerland and discussing proposals for building successful opposition & alternatives to populist movements.
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Understanding the populist turn: populism, an east-west divide?
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Ulrike Guérot, Jan-Werner Müller & Sławomir Sierakowski discuss populism's continued rise. This debate focuses on Europe's so-called east-west divide, analysing the different forms that populism takes throughout the continent and the socio-political factors behind such.
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The Forum on European Culture: Act for Democracy!
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The Forum on European Culture returns to look at the role artists and thinkers have played, play and can play in Europe. What role can the arts play in helping the frame the future of Europe at this crucial juncture and how should we all act for democracy?
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Cynics or saints? The representational politics of disability
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Kultura Liberalna take a look at the recent disability protests in the Sejm, asking what needs to be done to help disabled people in Polish society and how we can avoid serious topics being reduced to vessels for political ambition and insincere promises.
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Dilemmas of post-liberalism
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To what extent do those lamenting the current state of liberal democracy themselves bear responsibility for its downfall? Ivan Krastev & Christian Ultsch talk to David Goodhart about societal division and his own ideological journey from Etonian Marxist to a leading critic of modern liberal society.
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Smoleńsk – a lesson, a tragedy or Poland’s first case of fake news?
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Kultura Liberalna discuss the Smolensk tragedy of April 2010, asking how political populists have been able to benefit from it and whether any good can come out of this tragedy for the debate about the state of Poland and Polish society?
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What is Europe to us and what are we to Europe?
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How does Serbia see the EU and what is the domestic perception of how Serbia is seen by the EU? The CzKD invited speakers from a variety of disciplines to assess EU-Serbia relations and to look at how the communication of this relationship affects public thinking.
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Europe and its dissenters – with Gisela Stuart
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Christian Ultsch & Ivan Krastev speak to the German-born, ex-Labour MP, Gisela Stuart about her motivations for leading the Vote Leave campaign in the Brexit referendum in light of her own European background and about the zeitgeist behind the Brexit vote.
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European values: a threat to the Union?
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As the EU considers taking action against Poland for its government's interference in the judiciary, deBuren asks what future the Union has as a community of values. Is enforcement of common values a neccessity or a counterproductive approach which itself harms the Union?
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People’s populism versus democracy of the elites?
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Frank Furedi and Ivan Krastev speak in a Red House debate which asks whether populism can be considered to be a sign of radical democratic renewal, an indication of under pressure elites' mistrust in their populaces or as a description of a wide-range of approaches to politics which adopt simplistic false dualities.
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Dissidents today – from anti-communism to anti-liberalism?
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Nikolay Mihaylov talks to The Red House about the boundaries of public discussion, looking at whether liberalism itself innately restricts our ability to discuss our concerns and the conditions we need to guarantee an environment within which democratic alternatives can be widely discussed.
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