Global Dialogue

New walls on the 30th anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

The repercussions of the world wars have had a lasting effect in the way individuals perceive justice and peace, and the ideological disengagement purported by the iron curtain is still felt today. As new walls are now being lifted all over the globe, we are then to address the ways how political actors can act to put differences aside in order to attain agreement in fundamental matters of global justice. We must ask ourselves what can be done to expose the demagogic rhetoric behind hate speech, while adequately addressing people’s real needs. How far have we come since the tragic events of the XX century?