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Nietzsche and the Neoconservatives: Fukuyama’s Reply to the Last Man 07/07/2020 - In this article I will explore the way Nietzsche has been taken up in neoconservative thought by looking at the work of Francis Fukuyama and his teacher Leo Strauss. Fukuyama interprets Nietzsche’s social theory that culminates in the idea of the last man as a theory of the decline of thymos in the modern world.… Read More
A European Response to Globalisation and Digitalisation 16/07/2019 - Society has become financialized; the process of replacing relations, structures of trust and reciprocity, by anonymous and systemic transactions. The volume poses vital questions with regard to this societal development. How did this happen? And is change possible? If yes, how? Finance and the Common Good contains 21 essays on these themes. Haroon Sheikh has… Read More
EU-Oman: Small and effective 29/03/2019 - In a time of a changing world order, where smaller countries lack certainty, Oman should be a member of a League of Small Pioneers. The global multilateral order is under pressure. Institutions that have been in place since the Second World War to foster cooperation - the United Nations, the IMF, the World Bank, the… Read More
Towards the globalisation of tradition 01/01/2018 - It is slowly becoming clear that the Atlantic Era was a historical exception, an anomaly during which one region provided the model for the entire world. We have arrived at a critical juncture in time: the Atlantic Era – a period that lasted five hundred years – is coming to an end. During this era,… Read More
Millennial Values: What the Young Want Around the World 06/07/2016 - Younger people consider themselves citizens of the global village. At least this is how we generally view millennials the world over: they are postmaterialist, favor collaboration over competition, and are democratic, cosmopolitan, and progressive. But the truth about the world’s younger generations is more complicated. An article by Martijn Lampert and Haroon Sheikh in Foreign… Read More
The Arab road to modernity 01/01/2012 - The Arab Spring is often explained in purely economic terms, focusing on the sudden increase in inflation or high income inequality. While such economic factors play a role in recent events, much more is at stake. We have to place the Arab Spring in the broader context of the human pursuit of meaning and dignity.… Read More