If we take stock of another year on our planet Earth, then humanity is still in crisis mode. When we (re)recognise Christmas as the festival of the (solar) turning point, wonderful perspectives suddenly emerge.
Like in 2022 we dedicate our last podcast to the past year and together with political scientist Prof. Gerhard Mangott we look back on these very eventful twelve months.
Two weeks full of events that reflect the sad fact that humanity is apparently incapable of learning from past miseries. A lack of education and contempt for old age could be the reasons for this.
Black Friday in retail aims to make people forget the black days, but this time it doesn’t really succeed because many retailers are struggling with in some cases massive problems themselves. And even a brief consumer frenzy ends in reality, which is anything but rosy. Is there any hope?
Governing on the basis of mercy for citizens is not a sustainable form of “rule”. Unfortunately, there are numerous examples of how this approach is used, be it in relation to rising energy costs, the handling of Julian Assange or the punishment of educational offences.
It would be nice if we didn’t learn for school, but for life. But our “Verbildungssystem” leads to everything that makes the world an uncomfortable place: wars, power struggles, the power of money and a lack of warmth.
More than everything is by no means more of the eternal same: it is a living existence in the face of death. In order to leave the hamster wheel of the everyday madness of our world, we have to take time and remember that we are mortal.
The delusion of feasibility and the intoxication with power are the downsides of the inherently good human quality of shaping the world. Bearing in mind the admonitions that power corrupts or reveals the true character of the powerful, it is important to use it carefully.
Prof. Gerhard Mangott talks with us about the recent successes of the Ukrainian offense, the g20 summit, the death of Jewgeni Prigoshin and possible territorial cessions.
Political Scientist Prof. Gerhard Mangott speaks with us about the Ukrainian counter offensive, the Wagner munity, the chances for the several peace initiatives and much more.
Prof. Gerhard Mangott and Mag. Matthias Penkin on the state of the war in Ukraine, back in September 2022.
Univ. Prof. Dr. Mangott on how Russia´s war against Ukraine has affected and changed the international political order and what it means for Ukraine, Russia, NATO, EU, Europe, the USA, China and global stability going forward.