Anti-Enlightenment

Farage, Brexit and the anti-Enlightenment

Article
Dieuwertje Schipper
17/01/2019
13 minutes to read

After Brexit, we can see what a success Farage's campaign has been. By talking about the right issues during crises, Farage appealed to a certain population in the UK. His active online campaign was also a major contributing factor in his success.

Dr. Ico Maly from Tilburg University recently published 'De hedendaagse antiverlichting' (The contemporary anti-Enlightenment). In this video he explains how politicians are propagating anti-Enlightenment ideas under the flag of 'democracy', and why — within this discourse — the nation is key. 

AfD party leaders Alice Weidel and Alexander Gauland

AfD and the battle for the German nation

Article
Lisa Laarakker
04/12/2018
12 minutes to read

The Afd fights for  a German nation, not for democracy. Acting like enhancers of democracy, the AfD (Alternative for Germany) party uses concepts like democracy to propagate a completely different and essentially antidemocratic message.