Please allow me to take part of this conversation, since I’m the poster of the article. We can’t be in this world having no opinions, no relations, and no contacts with forms of power. So it is for the Washington Post. This is the reality.
I’ve always been critical towards some choises by European institutions in the last few years, like mister Harnwell and Steve Bannon. But the difference between me and them, is that my criticism, even if strong, is aimed to build a better Europe, not to destroy it. I have no need to refer to neo-fascist, unrespectful people to bring my ideas ahead.
I think that in many parts of the world, politics is degrading into populism, instead of correcting itself with popularism. Because the use of internet, the fast and immediate connections allow people to know immediately what’s happening (often with the illusion of having them deeply uderstood). So the populists aim to control them to be part of a new oligarchy, interpretating their will. I don’t think this is the right way.
Political parties have to be the interpreter of the people’s turmoil, never rejecting them, but correcting them by the light of reason and compassion, and by the means of economic analysis, with dialogue and internal debate bringing political positions into the parliaments.