Tag: SVP

Benito Mussolini, Dr. hc: Switzerland, the Fascist Temptation and the Populist Right

The Pareto optimum is one of the best-known concepts in economics. It is named after Vilfredo Pareto, an Italian social scientist considered one of the founders of microeconomics. What is perhaps less know is that Pareto taught at the University of Lausanne (canton of Vaud), one of Switzerland’s oldest universities. In 1904, Pareto had an… Continue reading “Benito Mussolini, Dr. hc: Switzerland, the Fascist Temptation and the Populist Right”

Icons of the Radical Right: Christoph Blocher and the SVP

Introduction A couple of weeks ago, Swiss art aficionados started to flock to Martigny in the canton of Valais.  Martigny is a relatively small town. But it boasts an exquisite art museum, which over the years has hosted a number of remarkable exhibitions. This time, it is particularly special. For the first time, art lovers… Continue reading “Icons of the Radical Right: Christoph Blocher and the SVP”