Democracy and pluralism are not superior per se. When democracy loses the ability to hold serious discussions on serious issues, it provides a wide open flank for its opponents, who, like Donald Trump, intuitively see the weaknesses and are able to systematically exploit them. In Italy, at the end of September, there is a real danger of such a regime establishing itself in the middle of Europe.
An interesting roundup of EU economic and political current events. Read here
We are destroying the planet. There is no doubt about that, just about how long we can ignore this fact. Read here
We shall see what Erdogan gets for saying yes. The Turkish Lira is in serious trouble, so it could be something financial. Read Here