Thank you. To both our readers, but especially to our writers, thank you. Thank you for your patience, thank you for your collaboration, thank you for your interest. The Coronavirus outbreak has caused a fair amount of chaos everywhere – including at DEBAT. Because of this, the release of our ‘Art & Politics’ edition had not just to be delayed, but it had to be turned into an online edition. However, as you will surely witness, this has not decreased its quality. The technicality with which some of our writers write, and the depth and emotion that some others manage to portray are to thank for this. Writing is an art, an art that tells stories worth telling, and explains the phenomena witnessed in the world – an art that our writers do not only understand, but also produce. In this edition, we invite you to read ahead and let the thirteen brilliant articles we are providing you with on this edition’s theme ‘Art & Politics’ blow you away.

“Art is not what you see, but what you make others see.”

Edgar Degas

Laura Steel Pascual and Niels Bosman

DEBAT’s editors-in-chief