How is it possible that knowledge and understanding have become something to be weary of? Roberto Saviano interviewed at LUISS University Tom Nichols, author of the book “La conoscenza e i suoi nemici. L’era dell’incompetenza e i rischi per la democrazia”, LUISS University Press, 2018 (The Death of Expertise, Oxford University Press, 2017).
The economic recovery seems to indicate a better future, but the perils of inequalities and populisms as well as the geo-political tensions (especially in the Middle East) still remain. A possible positive contribution may come from President Trump’s “grand bargain”
The reason why the “Jamaica coalition” of conservatives, liberals and greens has collapsed in Germany, and why it will now be difficult to replace it. Immigration, the shaky leadership of the parties and the advancement of the extreme come into play. Europe is shaking.
Concerns are spreading on the inherent merit of a growing interdependent world as economic unbalances and social inequalities are stirring a tangible popular anger. The hope is that by better opposing to a “strong powers” it would be easier to face the populist wave