A prerequisite for democracy is the freedom of speech and expression. Even though this is widely acknowledged, we sometimes forget the whole picture. The representation of all groups in a society is not only important for the conversation climate and true democracy, but also to acknowledge everyone’s equal worth. To draw conclusions that are well-founded…

Singapore has been hit by political scandal. Yes, that clean, quiet, stable, protest-free city state; the one that’s supposedly good for business because there’s no political unrest and no independent trade unions. That Singapore. Yet, if you listened to the media here, you’d hardly guess it. The siblings of Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong have…

While travelling abroad and attending international events, I’ve encountered a range of different views about the Catalan independence process. Many are well-informed and sympathetic, however a few compare Catalonia’s   with other struggles for independence – that may seem similar at first, but which are in fact  completely different –  and find that reason enough to…

Ver abajo para la versión en Español de este artículo./ See below for the Bulgarian version of this article. For most of its recent history, Latin America has been the cradle of the cruellest face of collectivism. From fascist dictatorships to even more cruel socialist dictatorships, collectivism has always been there as the enemy of…

Ukraine, the largest country in Europe, gained its independency from the USSR in 1991. It is undebatable that the country is still going through a difficult transition period from a Soviet republic to independent and powerful state, following significant changes towards grass-rooted democracy and a free market economy. n their annual democracy rating, US Government…

Виж по-долу за българската версия на тази статия. / See below for the Bulgarian version of this article. Allow me to briefly share what provoked me to write this article: I will not write about the things that every political scientist writes about the upcoming Turkish referendum, or in what way the constitutional amendments would…

**Polskie tłumaczenie tego artykułu można znaleźć tutaj: liberte.pl/kosciol-kontra-spoleczenstwo-obywatelskie-swieta-walka-o-sobor-sw-izaaka-w-petersburgu/** It was a cold and misty February morning, when four thousand people of different ages, professions and religions, who did not know each, joined their hands and formed three rings around St. Isaac’s Cathedral in St. Petersburg. It was the biggest spontaneous street action that has taken…

My homeland of Great Britain has a curious cultural mentality. At any one time we believe ourselves to be of utmost importance to the rest of the world, yet also view the rest of the world as isolated from the decisions which take place on our small island. The national debate about Britain’s membership of…

The European Union and its member states have made huge strides in the past few decades with regards to the development and implementation of human rights. Its adherence to fundamental human rights is most clearly reflected in its active attempts to encourage countries not only in its immediate neighbourhood but across the world to adopt…