Is the far-right a real threat today? | Why our politics may need an upgrade
As we slowly move towards a world where nations will hardly be allowed the privilege of standing by themselves unless their territories’ extension equals that of continents or their nuclear forces leaves space for arrogance, the very survival of concepts such as the left and right extremes could be questioned, their key values and tradition compromised to a point of no return. But given that we do not live in times when new principles are conceived but endlessly replicated or revised at most, expecting politics to suddenly and drastically change would be naive. If old concepts are not yet ready to bow out, what might change for now is their range and definition.