Liberal Democracy today faces pressure everywhere. How can we preserve an open society, defend our freedom and strengthen social cohesion?
In times of fundamental economic, social and technical change, there is a growing need for security. Which answers does liberal democracy provide?
Today’s resource-consuming economies are not sustainable. How can we “grow intelligently” and maintain a liberal lifestyle without destroying global ecosystems?
Donald Trump and the advance of antiliberal forces in Europe are a stress test to the West. How can we strengthen Europe and realign transatlantic relations?
Democratic awakening has come to a halt in Central Eastern Europe. How can we strengthen EU unity and support the European path of Ukraine? And how do we deal with Putin’s Russia?
Essay Armin Huttenlocher 27. January 2019
On this date 74 years ago, the Red Army liberated the Auschwitz-Birkenau extermination camp. The 27th of January became the Day of Remembrance for the Victims of National Socialism. Much has...
Essay Ralf Fücks 07. November 2018
Over the last 200 years, Liberalism has been a stunning success story. It brought forward liberty and prosperity for the many instead of privileges for the few. Yet, today liberal thinking and...
Essay Micha Brumlik 15. December 2017
There can be no liberal modernity without social justice, which is why nothing can surpass the social democratic idea, which has been marginalized in the current SPD. Anyone, who is...
Essay Ralf Fücks 23. November 2017
The rapid pace of modernisation renders people susceptible to populism. In cosmopolitan milieus, this came as a surprise. Yet the warning signs had long been apparent.