Lieven's Blog

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Freedom of speech

Do the freedom of speech test

Statue of Liberty, Freedom of speech

One particular question I get a lot is “Can I say [this or that] to someone from another culture?”. First, I don’t believe in do’s and don’ts when dealing with other cultures and second you can say whatever you want to someone from another culture… Read More…

A need for a revision of the separation of powers?

A fundamental principle in democratic governance is the trias politica, or the separation of powers. Many democratic states are therefore divided into three branches, a judiciary, a legislature and an executive power. Although there are differences among countries in the way that the trias politica is organized, the reason it is implemented is the same: when a single person or group has too much power, they could become dangerous to citizens… Read More…