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Counterpoint interview with George Lakoff

Counterpoint Interview with Professor George Lakoff

Counterpoint recently hosted cognitive linguist George Lakoff from the University of California, Berkeley. In the following interview Professor Lakoff discusses how our brains work...

European forms of populism

European forms of populism

Catherine Fieschi discusses the particularities of populism in Europe in today’s edition of Libération. European populisms, she argues, have cross-country commonalities, but when observed...

What do policy-makers want from academics?

What do policy-makers want from academics?

Erik Voeten’s article in The Washington Post discusses the role of academics and journalists in providing policy-makers with material that gets at the ‘underlying’...

Reframing Europe in unfriendly times

Reframing Europe in unfriendly times

Trust in the EU is falling across Europe. With elections for the European Parliament coming up next year, what can EU leaders do to...

Is Merkel’s Success a Victory for Women?

Is Merkel’s Success a Victory for Women?

Sunday’s election was a remarkable victory for Angela Merkel and her party, the Christian Democrats (CDU/CSU). Achieving the strongest election result in decades, the...

Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: UK

Europe’s Reluctant Radicals: UK

Counterpoint releases a new pamphlet on populism in the UK by philosopher and writer Julian Baggini as part of the “Recapturing Europe’s Reluctant Radicals” project,...

The Strategy Behind Godfrey Bloom’s ‘Bongo Bongo’ Remark

The Strategy Behind Godfrey Bloom’s ‘Bongo Bongo’ Remark

Marley Morris writes on The Huffington Post discussing the ‘bongo bongo land’ remark by UKIP MEP Godfrey Bloom used in reference to countries where the...

The Path of Honour, Duty and Blood….

The Path of Honour, Duty and Blood….

“It is inevitable for Greeks to be awakened. And they will follow the natural order of things and consequently the Path of Honour, Duty...

IdeasLab

IdeasLab

In June 2013, Counterpoint in association with the Open Society Foundations (OSF) invited experts from various fields ranging from neuroscience to anthropology to discuss...

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The Italian Job:  learning to cope with populists?

We are at turning point in the way in which the mainstream deals with populists.   For those of us who have been studying...

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Bonne Année – Local realities of migration: emotions, institutions, conflict and cooperation

Counterpoint explored local and personal experiences of migration in communities across four European countries (France, Germany, Sweden and Italy), and here we set out...

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Historic errors set in stone

Public monuments seem to have become the lightning rod of our cultural wars: from Robert E Lee, to Cecil Rhodes, to intimations that Nelson...