The Practical Theorist is a global blog, zine or online journal. We are based in Berlin and London and report about music, art, books, amazing projects, ideas, style, authors, philosophy and happy places. In other words, everything that’s going on internationally that’s relevant in terms of culture.

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    The 52% won't make Britain great again

    England now mostly believes in fiction. It doesn't regard its European trading partners as equals and it rides on a wave of political chauvinism and delusions of grandeur with neo-colonial undertones. The political centre doesn't quite seem to hold...

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    Karl Popper and why Trump is too extremist to govern

    Karl Popper in The Open Society and its Enemies gives us pointers what to do if a sizeable part of the population makes anti-democratic demands. According to Popper's theory, Trump is not a legitimate presidential candidate. If push comes to shove, even a majority vote for him could be regarded as illegitimate...

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    How should the media report about demagogues?

    Demagogues' statements are mostly based on pants-on-fire lies. Just quoting someone like Trump or Farage without contextualising properly can turn a well-intentioned report inadvertently into a megaphone for the messages of an anti-democratic movement...

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    Six reasons why Trump pretends the election will be rigged

    With the “it’s rigged” call to action, Trump is riling up his supporters to not accept the election result, should he lose. We need to be aware which buttons Trump is pushing with this irresponsible mischief. Given that all he does is spread chaos and fuel violence, he is the worst possible choice for law and order...

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