Live conversation: Democracy in the crosshairs

Video of an event in Stuttgart, Germany about the threats to democracy and what we can learn from the time of the Weimar Republic.

Talking to Diana Hörger (public broadcaster SWR) and politician Birgül Akpinar of the christian-democratic CDU about assaults of politicians and the parallels between the assassination of Matthias Erzberger (1921) and Walter Lübcke (2019): a conversation about the need to take bold decisions in times of crisis, the courage to defend unpopular but necessary policies, and the threat to democracy when hate speech turns into physical violence.

In collaboration with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung.