Author: Rebekah Cilia

Tribalism and clientelism is at the rotten core of Maltese politics. Everything is seen in the form of either black or white, or, rather, red or blue. While tribalism is inherent in our culture, we cannot let it bring about an ‘us and them’ mentality. We need to understand the true benefit of politics and let that flourish on an evidence-based approach, for the benefit of all. We have also managed to translate our strong point, the smallness of our country, into the seed of its decline. It has been strongly established, even by academics, that “the Maltese develop an…

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