Blog

Europe’s precious rituals: A plea for the art of dining

Categories:
Europe’s precious rituals: A plea for the art of dining

                           There is something very special in Europe which brings its people together in a cheerful and harmonious way, while also helping it pass down generations worth of life enhancing wisdom. It is something which can probably only be appreciated when one no longer has access to it. I am referring to…

Open Discussion Is the Cornerstone of a Healthy Democracy

Categories:
Open Discussion Is the Cornerstone of a Healthy Democracy

One of Karl Popper’s most influential book is ‘The open society and its enemies.’ Published in 1945, he even considered it his own contribution to the effort of World War II. Popper believed that in Ancient Greece we could find the first traces of Western open societies. Their main feature is that nomos (legal order) is no longer part of the physis (natural order). Thus, in an…

To be or not to be European?

Categories:
To be or not to be European?

This article will be the first in a series entitled "Lessons from the US: What Europe can learn from the US and the mistakes it needs to avoid." If we are serious about building a better future for the European continent we cannot avoid looking at what policies and ideas have worked or failed, both at home and abroad, throughout history.  The US, one of the most powerful nations…

© Values4Europe