Timeless Values in a Shifting World

The democratic societies of the modern world are facing challenges new and old to their openness and security. The territorial integrity of Europe has been breached by Vladimir Putin’s dictatorship while terror both from abroad and home-grown has no simple solutions. Evil still persists in the world today and will only grow if unopposed. Open societies that cannot protect their citizens will not remain open for long.

No one is simply entitled to democracy or even basic human rights. I was always looking for a more aggressive approach, because I believe that you have to be ahead of the curve.

Published in the Nexus Library series
–  Introduction by Rob Riemen
–  Nexus Lecture 2015
–  A Public Conversation