Austria’s quiet Green victory, trading in the politics of hope not fear

The Guardian

Published: 7th December 2016

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“Just as in the Brexit vote, half of Austrians chose this openness to the world; an optimism about what humanity can achieve. That so many Europeans continue to welcome the cosmopolitan culture of our continent, against the background din of far-right rhetoric which feeds on people’s insecurity, is extraordinary. We should feel proud that the siren song of a narrow and self-serving nationalism has been rejected.”