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Topic 2020: “Courage”

A liberal state lives on conditions that it cannot guarantee itself. For cohesion and progress, it needs certain characteristics of its citizens, although nobody could force them to do so. Courage is one of these qualities and certainly one of the most important: without courage nothing is conquered and nothing is defended. Without courage, the good old will not be preserved and the young new will not be won. Nowhere. We all suspect that, for the first time in decades, the big issues are at stake: democracy, freedom of expression, peace and – more than ever – saving the planet from climate infarction. We all suspect: Times have dawned that call for more courage, for more brave people. Even in a free and rich country like Germany, this is the case. But what makes people brave? Who, when and why? Courage takes risks, otherwise it would be called power. We’re looking for stories of this courage, taking risks.

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Topic 2020: “Courage”

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