And Why You Should Be
Q & A
Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 18 December 2016
Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).
Late last year the Swiss Army chief, Lieutenant General Andre Blattmann, warned his countrymen to be prepared for “social unrest” and seek to arm themselves to protect their homes and families. Isn’t this extreme when addressing a free democratic country like Switzerland?
No, it is not. In fact, we should praise Switzerland for having developed a political system in which opinions of senior figures, with an established record of service, deliver the bad news just when warnings are necessary....Read more