Ivan Krastev Quotes & Sayings

26 most famous Ivan Krastev quotes and sayings (public servant). These are the first 10 quotes we have.

“America gave the world the notion of the melting pot - an alchemical cooking device wherein diverse ethnic and religious groups voluntarily mix together, producing a new, American identity. And while critics may argue that the melting pot is a national myth, it has tenaciously informed the America's collective imagination.”
Ivan Krastev Quotes
“What makes me worry today is the alarming decline in the trust in democratic institutions - political parties, Parliaments, political leaders. Less and less people are going to the polls in most advanced democracies.”
Ivan Krastev Quotes
“Transparency is not about restoring trust in institutions. Transparency is the politics of managing mistrust.”
“Democracy has always been in crisis: democracy is all about practicing the art of bearable dissatisfaction. In democratic societies, people often complain about their leaders and their institutions. The gap between the ideal democracy and the existing one cannot be bridged.”
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“Russians clearly perceive America's global influence as being in irreversible decline and American society shattered by major political, economic and ideological crises.”
“The post-Cold War order in Europe is finished, with Vladimir Putin its executioner. Russia's invasion of Georgia only marked its passing. Russia has emerged as a born-again 19th-century power determined to challenge the intellectual, moral and institutional foundations of the order.”
Ivan Krastev Quotes
“Authoritarianism is not pretending anymore to be a real alternative to democracy, but we can see many more authoritarian practices and styles basically being smuggled into democratic governments.”
Ivan Krastev Quotes
“For the Kremlin, it is more feasible to preserve its great-power status in cooperation with the United States than in confrontation.”
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“A more stable relationship between Poland and Russia based on reconciliation might revive the reunification of Europe.”
“Remember, until the 1970s, the spread of democracy has always been accompanied by the decline of inequality. The more democratic our societies have been, the more equal they have been becoming. Now we have the reverse tendency. The spread of democracy now is very much accompanied by the increase in inequality.”

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