bidussaBy David Bidussa*

Nowadays, hatred is a feeling that does politics. “The cleaning phase has started with Walter Lubcke. But more will come after him. Including you. Your life will come to an end in 2020.” This is the letter that Henriette Reker, the independent mayor of Colony received last Friday. I did not read any statement by nationalist of illiberal democracy supporters to distance themselves from or to condemn the content of this letter or to express their solidarity to Henriette Reker. Like other times in history, indifference will be the decisive factor.

*David Bidussa is a historian of social ideas.