Make Aristotle Great Again – Why Sincerity and Authenticity Are Different things and Why It Matters – Lessons from the U.S. Presidential Election Campaign

Consider these two seemingly opposed but somehow related pieces of news from the last few days of the U.S. presidential election campaign. According to Politifact, a Pulitzer-award winning site dedicated to fact-checking, Hillary Clinton has said mostly truthful things in this electoral campaign, while Donald Trump has said mostly false things: in over 500 statements […]

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The Forgotten Crisis

Chancellor Merkel has been in constant crisis mode for some time now. The political agenda is dominated by an ever increasing number of near-death experiences threatening to destroy the European project. So does anyone really want to hold it against her if she loses track of the abundance of challenges the EU is facing? Currently, […]

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A Question of Trust

It was the second attempt to form a government in Spain after socialist Pedro Sánchez gave it a try on 4 March and miserably failed.  On 2 September it was Mariano Rajoy, the leader of the conservative People’s Party (PP) and caretaker prime minister who tried and failed. After two elections and eight months of […]

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