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What drives current politics? Principles of democratic rule are being challenged, and authoritarian leadership styles are gaining greater attention. Körber History Forum speaker and Oxford historian Archie Brown explains why “strong leaders” are a myth and why simple answers are misleading politics.

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Fifteen years ago, the former Soviet Republics Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania joined the European Union. How can the most recent development of the Baltics be characterised and what significance does the region have for the European Union? The Estonian-Canadian political scientist Andres Kasekamp explains.

 

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The power of manipulation and dealing with propaganda and ‘fake news‘ in past and present will be one of the topics of this year’s Körber History Forum. Panellist and historian Jo Fox shared her insight into current challenges.

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In 1989 the American political scientist Francis Fukuyama proclaimed the “end of history”, alluding to the long-term self-assertion of a liberal democratic order following the collapse of communist rule in Eastern Europe. On March 5 Fukuyama talked about how identity politics are threatening democracies today at the KörberForum in Hamburg.

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The two-day talks of the Körber History Reflection Group in Minsk focused on the legacy of the two world wars in Eastern and Central Europe. In an interview, journalist Natalie Nougayrède talks about the threats to the European project and the instrumentalisation of history.

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The Körber History Reflection Group brought together 21 high-ranking experts and representatives from 11 European countries for its inaugural meeting in Minsk, Belarus, from 6 to 8 December. The Meeting highlighted the seminal importance of the world war era for the formation of Central Eastern Europe’s societies and memory.

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