An Ibn Rushd Lecture with the ex-President of Tunisia Dr Moncef Marzouki, Prof Dr Udo Steinbach and Manal Seifeldin.
What distinguishes the 21st century from the previous centuries and especially from the 20th century? What facts and realities should we relate to? How do we understand our world today and what is the role that the state could, or should, play in confronting or even overcoming these global and yet also local problems?
“It may not be easy to change the world, but it would be criminal not to try,” is Marzouki’s appeal, (not only) to the youth of Tunisia and other Arab countries. However, the problems have changed – Marxism, Islamism and other -isms reflect debates of the 19th and 20th centuries and do not contribute to solving world-threatening crises like global warming. For such threats to the existence of humanity and the Earth, it is necessary to work together across ideologies and in a solution-oriented manner.
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