In this column Ana Deumert reflects on the return of the cultures wars at universities and in popular culture. She suggests that the culture wars were not just a phenomenon of the 1980s and 1990s, but that they are continuing.
The age of surveillance capitalism ( Shoshana Zuboff)
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The Age of Surveillance Capitalism by Shoshana Zuboff deserves a productive public and academic debate. It should not only be read and discussed by a broad audience. Scholars across disciplines must engage with it.
AfD (Alternative für Deutschland), the German far-right party, issued a white men Advent campaign. The political movement uses this Advent calendar to promote their new right ideology and Euroscepticism.
Global Compact For Migration
The controversy around the Global Compact for Migration is still very much alive. New right parties all over the world find each other in their fight against it. But what is this Compact really about? Is it really a treath to the nations worlwide? And what about human rights?
A recent South African court ruling ended the requirement to give notification to the authorities before setting up protest actions. Ana Deumert agrees and in this column she reflects on the right to protest as central to democratic citizenship.
Mark Elchardus schiet in De Morgen met scherp op de Marrakesh-verklaring. Het pact vertrekt niet vanuit het categorische onderscheid tussen ‘legale en illegale migratie’. Dat is de hedendaagse antiverlichtingstraditie in vol ornaat.
Professor Odile Heynders: "The public sphere is so complicated. There are so many different opinions and sources of information. That's why we need public intellectuals. We need them to filter out information."