No more turning a blind eye

Russian aggression, climate disaster and technological singularity – it takes a professional optimist to seek the humanist potential in these threats. An interview with André Wilkens, director of the European Cultural Foundation.

Putin has been open and consistent – we just didn’t take him seriously enough. Not even after the annexation of Crimea. André Wilkens says that the escalated assault against Ukraine was no surprise. The director of the European Cultural Foundation returns to the Gagarin podcast to urge Europeans to recognize the threat in front of them. But inevitable change brings with it incredible opportunities too.

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Published 10 July 2023
Original in English

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