Manfred Prisching

Actually we were thinking that, following the events of the 20th century, democratic awareness in Europe had become stable and dependable; that following the 90s and after the end of the Cold War, democracy had prevailed worldwide; that the expansion of the European Union would be perceived as a success story in the long term; and that the United States saw themselves as a democratic model, as the leading western power and exemplar for so many nations of this world. Suddenly it’s all change.