Requiem for a dream: 1989–2016 - from the fall of the Berlin Wall to the Mexican Wall
This was an epoch were it looked like "we" were winning. Those of us who believed in increasing personal freedom, universal human rights and an open pluralistic society supported by liberal democracy and the rule of law.
Border seemed to be fading and our generation was excited to become citizens of the world and take advantages of challenges and opportunities in a world that was striving to become increasingly meritocratic and colorblind. Almost as in Star Trek, where it didn't matter whether you are Human, Klingon or Vulcan, as long as you are smart, determined, privileged or lucky enough to make it into Starfleet Academy (resp. the global A-list of universities and/or companies).
The US was by far not the first to give up on this dream, it might just be more significant as the US has until now been its biggest champion.
Originally posted on Google+ on Fri Nov 11, 2016
Einige Jahre lang schien der Siegeszug des Liberalismus im Westen unaufhaltsam. Wir hätten sehen können, dass sich eine autoritäre Bewegung ungeahnter Kraft aufbaute.www.zeit.de