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FREEDOM convoys

‘Freedom Convoys’– The phantasm of liberty unchecked unites the global radical right

Whether Ottawa or Kyiv, the false flag of liberty is used to justify attacks against deliberative democracy and open societies. Starting from the Swedish support of the Canadian ‘freedom convoy’, this article argues that global anti-corona protests and the Russian invasion of Ukraine are both united by four ideological positions: the rejection of an agreed legal framework of conflict resolution, a populist polarization of politics, a false conception of freedom and normative foundations informed by conspiracy theories.




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