Celebrating Democracy Week, October 1-8

Construire la démocratie - du 1er au 8 octobre 2022

“Indeed it has been said that democracy is the worst form of Government except for all those other forms that have been tried from time to time.” So said Winston S. Churchill, at the House of Commons on 11th November 1947. At the end of the Cold War, Francis Fukuyama thought that Western liberal democracy would become the universal form of government. This point of view seems quite idealistic today, as democracy is facing many threats. Here is a selection by Catherine Brendow.

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Welcome to Geneva!

Geneva - Pont des Bergues, by Xavier von Erlach

“Y en a point comme nous!” (There are none like us!). Like probably all nations on Earth, Swiss people are often convinced to live in a special (and God-blessed) country, the “land of milk and money”, as an irreverent Englishman wrote once. Apart from its gorgeous landscapes, Switzerland has many particular features, not always positive. As a new cohort of students arrives to spend some time here, we have selected books and films to introduce them to Switzerland and Geneva.

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