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Ian Buruma en 'het betrekkelijk goedaardige imperialisme uit Washington' 34

Vrijdag 4 november 2016 liet Ian Buruma de wereld het volgende weten:

So far, in Europe and the US, the demagogues can only serve up dreams: taking back our country, making it great again, and so on. To stop such dreams from becoming political nightmares, something more is needed than technocratic expertise, or calls for civility and moderation. Angry people cannot easily be persuaded by luminous reason. They must be offered an alternative vision.
The problem today, all over the world, is that such an alternative is not readily at hand. The French Revolution happened more than two centuries ago. ‘Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity’ is only a historic slogan today. But this might be a good time to update it.
Gezien de almaar toenemende verwarring van de mainstream-media is het noodzakelijk om het gebrek aan logica van de opinie-makende ‘elite’ nader te bestuderen. Dan blijkt al snel dat de…