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For a better curated media environment

A republic is its rational institutions. A democracy is its informed citizens. Institutions are platforms enabling citizens to decide by following a non-violent process of deliberation and voting. Citizens who know and accept their institutions in their rationality have something fundamental in common: they then can divide on opinions, but they live in the same reality. If citizens think at reality as it is defined by their passions and not by information about their republican, common, rational institutions, than they are not living a fulfilling democracy. Post-truth democracy and all the...

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Post-truth democracy, politically correctness and other lies

We are debating like creazy about post-truth democracy. But we should put it in perspective. Before post-truth politics there wasn’t any “politics of truth”: lies have been the raw material of the political fabric for a lot of time (see a really great survey by the Economist). And yet there is an impression of a sort of accelerating pace for the lying side of politics. Some are trying to explain it by looking into the dynamics of social networks. Others are more convinced that the origin must be in the changing structure of Western societies. But these analytical directions are not helping...

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Facts and cats. For State of the net 2016

Facts are those little nasty things that divide the way people are and the way people would like to be. At least in times of crisis, facts are unpopular. In fact, at present, we tend to complain much about facts: 1. Because they are too many (filter failures, information overload) 2. Because it is difficult to tell which facts are true or not true 3. Because they are less and less useful in a society in which people don’t see facts the same way, diminishing the value of facts. Brexit and post-truth policy in America – as elsewhere – are about the end of facts as commons. As Daniel...

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Dear American People

Dear American People for more than 50 years, Italians looked up to America and believed to see their future. Italians knew that what was happening in America, was going to happen in Italy in the future. America was a leader, in terms of economy, technology and politics. But now we sort of feel the opposite. Americans risk to be choosing, for their future, something that Italians have already experienced in their past. It could be that America is no more the future of Italy: it could be that Italy is the future of America. Why? 1. You risk to elect a president that will divide your country 2...

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Something is rotten in the state of Denmark 

Danish parliament approves plan to seize assets from refugees (Guardian)
There is something rotten in the state of Denmark (FT)
Denmark has been misrepresented – we take better care of refugees than most countries on the planet (Independent)
Germany confiscates more from refugees than Denmark (Local)
Denmark wants to watch everything you do online (Local)
Ps. Right Shakespeare quotes? By the way: It seems that tw doesn’t allow a super popular Shakespeare’s quote about Danemark… Did somebody else try?

english (sort of) News visioni

When… from Paris to inside us

The emotion for the massacre of Paris is seething. In Paris I studied. I found friends for life. I suffered the disappearance of the great masters. I worked. I spent some wonderful moments with my loved ones. I cry for the massacre. I listen to the real experts’ recipes and I hope they will find a sensible solution. I can only think. And here is what I think. It is not the first time that this sort of thing happens. We were not always victims. The Europeans have often done the same to other people in the past. When British politicians and soldiers fired on the crowd calling for non-violent...

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