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2020, the good and the bad

By David Bidussa

The year 2020 has also brought some good things. For example, Silvia Romano is free. But then a voice inside my head tells me that it is good not to forget to call things by their name. Ibrahim Gökçek has been a victim of despotism (this was the name of the political regime that in the 18th century denied the right of opponents to live) and the story of Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed in Georgia by two policemen while jogging because he was black, tells us that racism still wins. Nothing tells us that they will be the last to suffer violence.

*David Bidussa is a historian of social ideas.