Prensa Elections in Ecuador: between democracy and authoritarianism

Something impossible for many was achieved in Ecuador on February 19th: the candidate of the opposition Guillermo Lasso reached a second round or ballot. Definitively, the situation is glimpsed as one of the hardest knocks to the Government of the Citizens’ Revolution. Lasso obtained 28.3% of the votes. It’s been made clear that 61% of Ecuadorians voted for an opposition which represents them.

Prensa The risk of Hong Kong for China

Even though the validity of the current Basic Law is guaranteed until 2047, China ambitions to control Hong Kong politically and seeks a much earlier integration with Beijing both not only in the economic and political fields, but in the affectitive one.. But, no matter what situation,  it is out of the question for Beiging tolerate  Hong Kong citizens to vote for their representatives. The reaction that this position  may ultimately cause in Hong Kong is yet to be seen.

Prensa The military siege tightens around starving Venezuela

All these military, police and institutional forces flout the law without counterweight. They act in the daylight with full immunity. They don’t have limits. Their only objective: preventing oppositional citizens, “the internal enemy”, from continuing the fight to call elections, release the political prisoners and allow the reception of humanitarian aid in Venezuela.

Prensa Tzvetan Todorov y Benjamin Constant: ¿dos vidas paralelas?

Con Tzvetan Todorov desaparece un destacado humanista de nuestro tiempo, un gran europeo, continuador de aquella república de las letras que tuvo su momento de gloria en el siglo XVIII. En su libro sobre el pensador liberal Benjamin Constant nos advierte contra el mesianismo y los regímenes políticos que quieren imponer el Bien por la fuerza.

Prensa Tzvetan Todorov and Benjamin Constant: two parallel lifes?

Con Tzvetan Todorov desaparece un destacado humanista de nuestro tiempo, un gran europeo, continuador de aquella república de las letras que tuvo su momento de gloria en el siglo XVIII. En su libro sobre el pensador liberal Benjamin Constant nos advierte contra el mesianismo y los regímenes políticos que quieren imponer el Bien por la fuerza.

Prensa Strength of Identity

Europe is in the throes of two simultaneous crises: on the one hand, it is suffering from a political crisis, a crisis of leadership, one that has led to constitutional failure; on the other, it is suffering from a loss of identity, a phenomenon that results in cultural relativism. Marcello Pera, Speaker of the Italian Senate and Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Pisa, delivered a conference entitled “Strength of Identity” during the course of the FAES Campus 2005, a paper which the FAES Foundation is now publishing. Also known as the co-author of the book Senza Radici (“Without Roots”) alongside Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Professor Pera urges European culture to proudly recall and reaffirm its origins and its universal democratic principles: freedom, equality and tolerance. In this respect, Europe must recognise the intrinsic value of a civilisation, Western civilisation, that has given the world so many universal ideas. “Europe must be aware of the moral superiority of a series of values that have prevailed over centuries and that have produced beneficial results wherever they have become established”.

Prensa Elections in Ecuador: between democracy and authoritarianism

02.27.2017. Something impossible for many was achieved in Ecuador on February 19th: the candidate of the opposition Guillermo Lasso reached a second round or ballot. Definitively, the situation is glimpsed as one of the hardest knocks to the Government of the Citizens’ Revolution. Lasso obtained 28.3% of the votes. It’s been made clear that 61% of Ecuadorians voted for an opposition which represents them.

Prensa The risk of Hong Kong for China

02.21.2017. Even though the validity of the current Basic Law is guaranteed until 2047, China ambitions to control Hong Kong politically and seeks a much earlier integration with Beijing both not only in the economic and political fields, but in the affectitive one.. But, no matter what situation,  it is out of the question for Beiging tolerate  Hong Kong citizens to vote for their representatives. The reaction that this position  may ultimately cause in Hong Kong is yet to be seen.

Prensa The military siege tightens around starving Venezuela

02.17.2017. All these military, police and institutional forces flout the law without counterweight. They act in the daylight with full immunity. They don’t have limits. Their only objective: preventing oppositional citizens, “the internal enemy”, from continuing the fight to call elections, release the political prisoners and allow the reception of humanitarian aid in Venezuela.

Prensa Tzvetan Todorov y Benjamin Constant: ¿dos vidas paralelas?

02.16.2017. Con Tzvetan Todorov desaparece un destacado humanista de nuestro tiempo, un gran europeo, continuador de aquella república de las letras que tuvo su momento de gloria en el siglo XVIII. En su libro sobre el pensador liberal Benjamin Constant nos advierte contra el mesianismo y los regímenes políticos que quieren imponer el Bien por la fuerza.

Prensa Tzvetan Todorov and Benjamin Constant: two parallel lifes?

02.16.2017. Con Tzvetan Todorov desaparece un destacado humanista de nuestro tiempo, un gran europeo, continuador de aquella república de las letras que tuvo su momento de gloria en el siglo XVIII. En su libro sobre el pensador liberal Benjamin Constant nos advierte contra el mesianismo y los regímenes políticos que quieren imponer el Bien por la fuerza.

Publicaciones Strength of Identity

01.01.2005. Europe is in the throes of two simultaneous crises: on the one hand, it is suffering from a political crisis, a crisis of leadership, one that has led to constitutional failure; on the other, it is suffering from a loss of identity, a phenomenon that results in cultural relativism. Marcello Pera, Speaker of the Italian Senate and Professor of Philosophy of Science at the University of Pisa, delivered a conference entitled “Strength of Identity” during the course of the FAES Campus 2005, a paper which the FAES Foundation is now publishing. Also known as the co-author of the book Senza Radici (“Without Roots”) alongside Cardinal Ratzinger (Pope Benedict XVI), Professor Pera urges European culture to proudly recall and reaffirm its origins and its universal democratic principles: freedom...