Not all standards may be inherently good. Cultural debate, when healthy, should question social norms. But what occurs when one person’s political correctness becomes another’s political weapon? And how can a positive position be struck in the battles over diversity and racism?
Revolutions and repercussions
The 2010s in 10 articles
This decade brought us revolutions, crises and strong backlashes too. But although it’s easy for authoritarians to prey on societies in turmoil, the popular demand for equality and a liveable future do not dissolve, even under tyranny.
Here is our list of articles on the most crucial events of each year: our brief takeaway from the momentous 2010s.
With this, we wish an insightful new decennial to all our readers. We will keep bringing you stimulating debates and a wide range of perspectives.
Contain this! Leaks, whistleblowers and the networked news ecology by Felix Stadler
2011: the Arab Spring and the eurocrisis
The Arab Spring: religion, revolution and the public sphere by Seyla Benhabib
Greece: the history behind the collapse by Geroges Prévélakis
2012: anti-Putin protests after a rigged election
Cracks in the Kremlin matrix by Peter Pomerantsev
2013: the Gezi Park protests
Transversal struggle: Gezi Park by Ali Akay
Diaries and memoirs of the Maidan: Ukraine from November 2013 to February 2014 by Timothy Snyder and Tatiana Zhurzhenko
2015: the migration crisis
Pariahs and parvenus? Refugees and new divisions in Europe by Valeria Korablyova
2016: Brexit and Trump
Beyond the Brexit debate by Kenan Malik
When populism overruns its borders: making sense of Donald Trump’s foreign policy by Christopher Schaefer
2018: Fake news and social media scandals
Trust me, I’m lying: Why fake news is good news by Valentin Groebner
2019: The breakthrough of climate activism
The seven deadly sins of journalism by Daniel Pelletier and Maximilian Probst
Published 31 December 2019
Original in English
Industrialized nations have heavily plundered natural resources for around 160 years. It’s now payback time. The US and EU, having just pledged to significantly reduce carbon emissions by 2030, link environmental recovery with economic opportunity. Will their innovation challenge coax other leading nations away from fossil fuels in time?