TEDxTalk on how we can save liberal democracy

Alexander Görlach, delivering his TEDxTalk on July 2nd in Berlin, at the Philharmonie (Photo: TEDxBerlin)

Alexander Görlach, delivering his TEDxTalk on July 2nd in Berlin, at the Philharmonie (Photo: TEDxBerlin)

Link to the TEDxTalk: https://saveliberaldemocracy.com/2017/08/09/a-tedxtalk-how-narratives-of-inclusiveness-could-save-liberal-democracy/

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Save Liberal Democracy founder Alexander Görlach delivered a TEDxTalk in Berlin, elaborating on how to save liberal democracy. His take is that the authoritarians of today use a simple and easy rhetoric to target minority groups such as Muslims or migrants. By doing so, they cater to the oldest and meanest trick in political ideology — “us versus them” labeling, with the result of “scapegoating” these minorties.

By defining their own peers as righteous and drawing a picture of them being endangered by a common enemy, the self proclaimd strong-men and women give way to a superstitutious, archaic model of human interaction for the sake of their hunger for power.

Healing is only possible through narratives of inclusiveness that tackle the scapegoater and label his rhetoric as not only removing the voice of the people, but also creating social unrest.

Lecture in San Sebastian, Basque Country, on European Values

Being a visiting professor to the University of th Basque Country for the summer of 2017, Alex delivered a lecture on values in Europe alongside with Basque philosopher Daniel Innerarity at San Sebastian's Palacio de Miramar on July 13th.

Alex kicked off his thoughts with remarks on the comparision French philosopher Francois Baudrillard drew between the United States and Europe in his book "America": "Utopia" as paramount for the identity of the New World, and "History" as crucial for understanding Europe.

also at the conference: Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian liberal and member of the European Parliament

also at the conference: Guy Verhofstadt, Belgian liberal and member of the European Parliament

Alex delivers a TEDxTalk in Berlin on how to save liberal democracy

Approximately 600 people gathered in the famous Berlin Philharmony on Sunday, July 2nd to debate the future of democracy, listening to practicioners and academics alike who shared their ideas with this outstanding crowd.

Alex returned to this series, hosted by his friend Stephan Balzer, delivering a presentation on how to save liberal democracy through narratives of inclusiveness.

The video of this TEDxTalk will be uploaded shortly.