Bernhard Schlink: America, Europe, China. What future does democracy have ?, DAI Heidelberg, October 18 2021

For Bernhard Schlink, the German lawyer who lived in the USA for several months, bestselling author and election worker for the American Democrats, the reasons for choosing Trump were primarily racism and sexism.

What other problems of inner renewal does President Biden face today?
in the face of hardened political fronts, a two-class society, bad schools, overburdened welfare systems and anti-democratic anachronisms of the constitution?

In an interview with Manfred Osten, in view of the fragile American foundations of democracy, Schlink’s assumption should be investigated as to whether this is “the end of the West as we knew it”.

In other words, what future does the West have with growing populism, nationalism and Islamism in relation to the challenges of the economically and technologically rising but authoritarian world power China?

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