Our contempt for weakness and the roots of fascism

The Tällberg Foundation/Nextwork AB, in cooperation with the Living History Forum convened 25 people for a conversation about the strength and health of democratic values, both at national and international levels. The workshop asked questions about recent developments and discussed strategies to counteract nationalism and tribalism which are on the rise.

The paradox of the situation is that by means of technology and markets, we – citizens and consumers – are rapidly giving rise to a globalized world of tightening interdependence. However, politically and constitutionally we are opting for a world where the present and the future is managed on a national or local level. The global and local visions are in conflict with one another, as exemplified in local elections.

The conversations took place on 9 – 10 September at Forum för Levande Historia, Gamla Stan, Stockholm.