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Frontpage 3rd December 2018

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Freedom is claimed, not granted

Today’s actions by Central Americans and
Palestinians show a historic convergence of resistance to borders.

Solidarity protest in New York City, November 25
2018. Credit: Nora Lester Murad. All rights reserved.

On extremism and democracy in Europe: three years later

This introduction to the updated Greek
edition of the 2016 book brings to its thought-provoking chronological account three more eventful
years for the far right, populism, Euroscepticism and liberal democracy.

Time to talk some Brexit sense

Let us have
an end to fighting the referendum campaign ad infinitum and ad nauseam. Now is
the time to get real.   

Against a second Brexit referendum

The British
people, failed by their natural representative, the Labour Party, opted for the
nationalist radicalism of Farage’s UKIP. Thus, the demagogues won. But not those
who voted for them.

Free spaces for thought and de-acceleration

This is a revised version of the acceptance speech of the
leading Austrian discourse analysis scholar, for a ‘lifetime award’ from the Austrian
Ministry for Women, Families & Youth. Speech.

Free spaces for thought and de-acceleration

This is a revised version of the acceptance speech of the
leading Austrian discourse analysis scholar, for a ‘lifetime award’ from the Austrian
Ministry for Women, Families & Youth. Speech.

The myth of the Will of the People

Populism lives by the thought that the presence
of the people in government is sufficient to wrest control from an
unrepresentative elite.

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