In the Czech Republic democracy is threatened more than ever as the latest elections opened far too much space for those who propagate xenophobia, racism and intolerance and those who actively disrespect basic principles of liberal democracy. In the Canton Bern the welfare state is threatened as again the parliament has approved measures to reduce expenses that affect directly the most vulnerable among us.

These are just two examples of many. This planet needs us all more than ever to transform our collective existence into a more empathic, altruistic, respectful and sustainable one.

Ein Buch für Weihnachten – A book for Christmas – Un libro per Natale

un libro per natale

Dieses Buch ist sehr empfehlenswert. Es ist ein sehr persönlicher, empathischer Blick auf die Flüchtlingskrise. Am liebsten würde ich es all denen unter den Weihnachtsbaum legen, die gegen Flüchtlinge hetzen oder Abschiebungen in Länder wie Afghanistan befürworten.

I’d really like to recommend you this book. It is a very personal, empathic view on what we call the refugee crisis. If I could, I would put this beneath the Cristmas tree of all those who spread hatred towards refugees or are in favor of deportations to countries such as Afghanistan.

Oggi vorrei raccomandarvi questo libro. È un punto di vista molto personale ed empatico su ciò che chiamiamo la crisi dei rifugiati. Se potessi, mi piacerebbe metterlo sotto l’albero di Natale di ciascuno che incita odio contro i rifugiati o è in favore a deportazioni in paesi come è Afghanistan.


Titolo originale: Nel mare ci sono i coccodrilli. Storia vera di Enaiatollah Akbari

English title: In The Sea There Are Crocodiles

Dezember 2018