Progressive Governance Conference

Chile ’09

Lapo Pistelli on the global crisis

Posted by progressivegovernance09 on March 27, 2009

Global crisis, global needs, global solutions. The answer must be global or it will not work. The effort by Policy Network to bring together reformist and progressive forces is getting better year by year. Now it’s time to give a more steady basis to this magnificent political job. This crisis can be transformed also into an opportunity. In Europe, the politic of fear, the anxiety that push towards nationalistic instincts put forward by conservatives could give momentum to those political parties who failed in managing the crisis. Therefore it’ time to unite all those who stand for progressive values, who want to combine economic growth and social equity, who want to listen and involve people in a new political age, to create new political alliances and families, capable to go beyond the old-fashioned labels. The new american Presidency is a big opportunity to explore this new frontier: strenghten all those places in which progressive parties can discuss and prepare together ideas and solutions that have to be delivered by progressive governments. And Policy Network can help us a lot.

Lapo Pistelli International Secretary of Democratic Party of Italy – guest author for Policy Network

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