Don’t let the populists talk about corruption … | Opinion

… because otherwise, they make it an attack on democracy, using corruption as a pretext, which is really indifferent to them. More than ever, we need to have a rigorous, tough, uncompromising, even ruthless, conversation about corruption. For several reasons: one, structural, because corruption is endemic in Portugal; another, circumstantial: because the food for corruption comes from Europe, billions of euros. You can already see the flocks of pigeons behind the corn. Finally, because nothing weakens democracy today than corruption in a public debate poisoned by social networks, with the crisis of any quality, mediatized and serious information being replaced by the populist outcry and the collective crisis of “Citizenship education” of its practitioners …

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