The VHD resolution of 2018 has created a stir. So far, however, the danger that such resolutions, which positively affect specific national sensitivities, will be imitated, has been overlooked.
It's important to consider how human beings use historical contents like the "Reconquista": The past has been conceptually re-elaborated to maintain and to justify the present and to format the future.
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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.
A resolution adopted by venerable Association of German Historians (VHD) General Assembly with a large majority “on current threats to democracy” attracted considerable attention. On the much-debated VHD-resolution.
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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 year’s commemorative years 1918 and 1938.
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.
This is a dangerous moment, globally, for the liberal arts, education and research, for democratic values generally, and for history and history education specifically.