US – a failed state? 

Paul Krugman today writes in the New York Times: „I don’t know how we go forward from here. Is America a failed state and society? It looks truly possible. I guess we have to pick ourselves up and try to find a way forward, but this has been a night of terrible revelations, and I don’t think it’s self-indulgent to feel quite a lot of despair.“

We are deeply shocked. USA. Sliding from a society on its way to open, modern, future oriented community under Obama now into a deep dark tunnel. What will that mean for our children, young people and students. After Brexit and now Trump we will have to think hard as educators how we can help our youth to develop their voice and make it heard. It is an appeal to all educators to make citizenship and reflective thinking one central part of education.
We are still paralyzed.  Today we can only say to those who voted for a modern society – and lost: we stand at the side of all people who are willing to support openness, tolerance and multilateralism!

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