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Using hope not fear, individuals can build a brighter collective future

Being political has nothing to do with political parties. To be political is to have opinions. Political parties always begin as communities of like-minded individuals – people who share values, goals and opinions. But problems come when these communities become ideological establishments that are no longer communities of equals but classic and rather old-fashioned hierarchies.… Read article ›

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Ten lessons from the 2014 European presidential election

Last year’s elections to the European Parliament were different. As well as registering significant advances for eurosceptic parties, they were decisive in securing the election of Jean-Claude Juncker, lead candidate of the European People’s Party, as president of the European Commission. Some national capitals bitterly resisted this change away from the old system under which… Read article ›