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Repeating mistakes? A reminder from Charlie Chaplin…

Charlie Chaplin in the movie “The Great Dictator” (1940) gives a brilliant speech which surprisingly it can be applied in times of World War II as it can be used today. So little have we changed? Indeed, the underlining problem hasn’t changed; the fiction that the national differences are a reason for exclusion rather than an important added value of the world we live in, understanding that, after all, the borders are there to separate and not to unite and that, like it or not, in the long run we either learn to live together or we’ll perish separately.

At the end of the day, a call to create a place beyond national interests where the global goods can be discussed and the national differences properly managed and turned into assets. A real Global Democracy instead of a circus where national interests engage in what, in the long run, is always a lose-lose situation.


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