John Ikenberry: Power, Order and Change – in World Politics
USA: We talk to John Ikenberry about «after victory moments». Is there any real incentive for the powerful state to spend money to rebuild and foster a better order? The liberal international vision is not globalism, it is intergovernmentalism.
Kristoffer Momrak, Johan Huizinga, Aristotle, translated by Tormod Eide, Hannah Arendt translated by Per Qvale Solum, Kojin Karatani: The Metropolises of the Middle East, The Destroyed World, Politics, About Revolutions, Isonomia and the Origins of Philosophy
IDEA HISTORY: Is Greece more of a cultural periphery in the Middle East than the origin of our modern democracy? Aristotle believed that the Phoenicians in Carthage, like the law – isonomia – had a better democracy than Athens – the so-called cradle of democracy.
Duncan McCargo: Fighting for Virtue. Justice and Politics in Thailand
THAILAND: A powerful elite in Thailand – Myanmar's neighbor – has for the past decade tried to solve the country's political problems with the courts, which has only exacerbated the situation. In a new book, Duncan McCargo warns against "legalization."
TRUMP: In the latest issue of Agora with populism as a theme, Donald Trump comes out in two variants: in a very personal version (where he owes just about everything he owns) and as a patrimonial leader in a postmodern United States.
THE WOMAN OF CHANGE: MODERN TIMES talks this time with experienced Sandrine Dixson-Declève about sustainable growth and green development. She is now the leader of the European Commission's expert group for research and innovation.
Full 100-page MODERN TIMES including the appendix Orientering and Modern Times Review comes out quarterly (March 1, June 1, September 1 and December 1) with international book reviews, essays and comments – in addition to the physical newspaper and PDF, the articles are eventually published online here (see also the newsletter).