The future of democracy in the digital age: my reflections on parrhesia as a moral competence in democratic education

We need to be aware of the cracks appearing in the foundation of democracy – the rise of extreme political groups (DeSimone, 2019), of the escalated digital surveillance (Malik, 2019), and the increasingly cavalier everyday censorship we know as digital algorithms. Parrhesia, and the absolutely necessary steps democratic education must in order to save democracy, will be argued for in this essay.

The roaring twenties or anxiety then and now

I would have loved to write with the Lost Generation in the streets of Montmartre, or work like all the President's men. There's something about that vintage feel that makes me look at the past through a romanticized sepia lens. What is the fascination with the Roaring Twenties and, more urgently, why is it important that we understand this fascination?