Interview with Oliver Strijbis: Swiss Lessons on Identity and National Unity

July 3, 2020

“Political ideas are too abstract. They are not enough to make people emotional about identity. Swiss identity has a cultural element.”

Why Trust Prevents Nations from Tearing Themselves Apart

June 5, 2020

“The last time a leading Danish politician was murdered was 1286. It’s not war with your foreign enemies [that matters]; it’s internally, in political stability.”

Reconciliation Includes Sharing Toys

March 13, 2020

As we drove up, I could already imagine the headline. Two Middle-Aged White Men Drive Onto Indian Reservation and Steal Mountain Bike in Broad Daylight. The truth is far more interesting…

Ethnic Diversity Harms a Country’s Social Trust

Sept. 6, 2019

“Sometimes they get too much publicity. But can you blame them? The Danes just seem to get things right. But even the Danes can make mistakes”




October 9, 2019



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