Our director, Mark Leonard, this week published the first of a regular series of pieces that he is contributing to the Reuters blog (the pieces will also be on ecfr.eu). ‘The dark flip-side of European technocracy’ laments the lack of genuine debate over Europe, particularly in Germany, and worries that this may open the door to populists.
“It would be a tragic paradox if the German establishment’s guilt over past extremism hampers its ability to overcome the populists of the future.”
Mark’s article talks about Thilo Sarrazin, a publicity hungry maverick who is making waves in Germany. He is also the subject of the latest blog post by Ulrike Guérot – ‘Sarrazin in America’.
Mark’s other piece on our website is ‘The central challenge to the Western liberal order’, where he argues that the largest global risk in the world at the moment is the threat to the European-inspired legal order.
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