Ever since its nomination as the word of the year 2016, the concept of “post-truth” continues to agitate public opinion. But what is the solution? About Alethic Populism.
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A “VHD-Resolution” adopted by the Association of German Historians General Assembly “on current threats to democracy” attracted attention.
The rise of right-wing populists and the brutalization of public space that they pursued recalls Stefan Zweig’s narration of the years predating this…
When the politician Roman Haider of the party FPÖ (Freedom Party of Austria) caused the interruption of a lecture about political extremism in an Austrian school in spring 2017, a heated debate erupted over the place of politics in school education. The controversy raises important questions over the aims and principles of civic education.
In the age of Trump we must refocus if we are teaching democratic principles in our classes. As teacher educators, we must make sure that students understand these ideas so they are prepared to teach them.
In order to understand previous and contemporary political conflicts through history education in both formal and informal environments, it is imperative to comprehend what has happened and where a certain event has happened.
This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.
Seldom does a day go past since the election of Donald Trump as President of the United States without reports of “alternative facts” and “fake news”. This presents both a problem and an opportunity for history educators.