Speeches against oblivion
Established author Michael Köhlmeier has written and held numerous speeches over the years which always refl ect his deeply humanistic approach to all topics, both in literature and in politics. In May 2018 he spoke to a large group of high-ranking politicians. “Do not expect me to feign ignorance,” he said and pointed out to his audience just how politics nowadays are increasingly accepting blatant racism and hatred under the guise of “free speech”. His words are a bold commentary on today’s politics and their subtle disintegration due to libel and malice.