The Swiss People’s Party Versus COVID-19

June 03, 2020

Switzerland poses a fascinating puzzle to anyone interested in contemporary politics. It has a confederate system, which accords a great deal of autonomy and independence to its constituent units, the cantons. Its consociational system is based on consensual decisions, and its extreme system of...

Davos Has Turned Duplicitous and Diabolical

February 08, 2019

The record number of corporate jets landing in Davos are testimony to a toxic ideology that must be replaced by a more humane zeitgeist. This author has been in touch with some of the Davos jet set. He can attest that the people who gather every year in Switzerland at the World Economic Forum do...

The Roots of Europe’s Xenophobia and Radicalism

May 09, 2018

If 25% of minorities are unwilling to accept the integration model of the state, then it is a crisis not only of integration, but of the national state itself. It is commonly believed that the main reason for radicalism in Europe is the presence of entrenched xenophobic traditions of the...